Parsha Vayeshev
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Parsha Vayeshev

By: Herschel Karp (9th)  This week’s Parsha, Parshat Vayeshev, discusses the story of Yosef and his brothers throwing him into a pit. This Parsha always falls out on Chanukah or right before, and many wonder what the connection is between Chanukah and Parshat Vayeshev. Although there are some explanations, the manner in which Chanukah relates … Continue reading

Parsha Vayelech
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Parsha Vayelech

By: Samantha Ebner (12th)  In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Vayelech, the Jewish people begin their entry into Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel). Because Moshe is forbidden into entering Israel, the leadership position is transferred to Yehoshua. Prior to this, Moshe bestows upon B’nei Israel a Torah scroll he finished writing, telling the Leviites … Continue reading

Parshat Behar
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Parshat Behar

By: Samantha Ebner (11th Grade) In this week’s Torah portion, Parsha Behar, the Torah discusses the mitzvah of shmita,  the prohibition from working one’s land every seventh year. Similar to Shabbat, a day of rest on the seventh day of the week, one must refrain from working their land every seventh year for the whole … Continue reading

Parshat Emor
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Parshat Emor

By: Yael Bister (11th) In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Emor, God informs Moshe about the specific rules and mitzvot for Jewish people to keep. One of these mitzvot is the mitzvah of Pe’ah, leaving a corner of one’s field for the poor. While this seems like a very generous thing to do, but aren’t … Continue reading