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[Dvar Torah] Tazria

In this week's parsha, Parshat Tazria, we discuss the topic and ramification of purity and impurity. The disease tzara'at, which is also known as leprosy, is mentioned extensively throughout the Parsha. Tzara'at was the physical condition of a spiritual disease called lashon hara or evil speech.

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[Dvar Torah] Shemini

The parsha of this week is Parshat Shemini. The main points of this parsha are the inauguration of the Mishkan - the Tabernacle, the consecration of Aaron and his sons as priests, the classification of the kosher and non kosher animals and the death of two of Aaron’s sons as a result of their disobedience to G-D.

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[Dvar Torah] Tzav

In this week’s parsha, Tzav, G-d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties as Kohanim, Priests. The name “Tzav” literally translates to ‘Command’, a key theme observed throughout the Parsha, looking into the details of the Tabernacle sacrifices, procedures of offerings and priest roles. 

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[Dvar Torah] Vayikra & Purim

This week’s parsha is Parshat Vayikra. In Parshat Vayikra, G-d tells Moses about the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings that are brought into the Sanctuary. This weekend is also the holiday of Purim. Purim is the celebration of the Jewish people being saved in Persia from Haman.

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[Dvar Torah] Pekudei

This week’s parashah, Parshat Pekudei, refers to the “amounts'' of materials used in the completed Mishkan - Tabernacle. Materials were collected from donations contributed by the Israelites. The Mishkan served as a traveling home for the two tablets and a haven for G-d. Because of its supreme importance, Moses examined the list of materials to ensure they were of good quality.

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