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Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Ki Sisa recounts the Jews’ creation of the Golden Calf, one of the worst sins we’ve ever committed, as well as Moshe’s negotiations with G-d in seeking atonement. The Torah describes G-d’s...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 1st Aliyah

The parashah begins by counting the people with a half-shekel donation per eligible person as a way to elevate the people and achieve atonement for their sins (30:12). Rabbi Yochanan Zweig asks, how...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 7th Aliyah

While the previous parashah, Terumah, included the physical components of the Mishkan, this parashah discusses the vestments that the Kohanim wore while serving. The Kohanim’s special garments serve...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 6th Aliyah

The Torah describes the Tamid offering, brought twice a day. Haamek Davar notes that this is one of two places where the Torah describes the Tamid offering. However, in our parashah, G-d emphasizes...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 5th Aliyah

The Torah describes the Shelamim offering, brought as an expression of joy and gratitude. The procedure includes waving and raising the offering in all directions, recognizing its source, and...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 4th Aliyah

The Torah describes the garments worn by Aharon, the Kohen Gadol, and his sons, the Kohanim, as girded with sashes (belts) and hats and shares that “the priesthood shall be a statute for them...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 3rd Aliyah

In its description of the priestly garments, the pasuk describes the robe’s bottom hem as having alternating pomegranates and bells (28:34). When introducing the design, the pasuk begins with the...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 2nd Aliyah

The breastplate of the Kohel Gadol (High Priest) contained twelve precious stones, each engraved with the name of a different tribe (28:21). Why were the stones engraved with names of the tribes...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tetzaveh 1st Aliyah

Parashas Tetzaveh describes the clothes the Kohen would wear while performing the service. Moshe was instructed to make the garments for “honor and glory” (28:2). The very next pasuk says that the...

Dvar Torah for Ki Sisa 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Terumah 7th Aliyah

The courtyard of the Mishkan was enclosed by white mesh linen curtains that included six-ply thread (27:9). Since one of the materials to be used is called “shesh” (literally meaning six), it seems...