B”H Tora Thoughts: Pesach Eve 5778 Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky Why Do We Wish One Another a Kosher and Happy Holiday on Passover? We are almost ready for Passover! We have been cleaning, kashering, shopping, cooking.… Let the holiday begin! One thing we should definitely know is how to greet another person on this occasion.
B”H Parashat Tzav – Shabbat Hagadol 5778 Rabbi Daniela Why is this Shabbat called “Shabbat Hagadol” (“The Great Shabbat”)? This Shabbat, which precedes the festival of Pesach (Passover), is called “Shabbat Hagadol,” “The Great Shabbat.” Why does this Shabbat have this special name? There are many explanations. One of them is that the Haftarah (Malachi
B”H Tora Thoughts: Shabbat Hachodesh 5778 Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky Matzah and Maror as “Main Dishes” This is a very particular Shabbat, when we read from three different Torah Scrolls (!). We begin the reading of the third book of the Torah, Leviticus, and that’s the reading for the first scroll. As we are celebrating the
B”H Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5778 Rabbi Daniela Women’s daily labors in the time of the Torah and in light of International Women’s Day In Parashat Vayakhel we may find a particular kind of description that is not commonly found in the Torah. We have, in this week’s parashah, details of women’s daily lives and activities. We
B”H Tora Thoughts: Parashat Ki Tisa 5778 Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky Giving and Receiving Parashat Ki Tisa begins with God’s order to take a census of the Children of Israel in a very particular way. The Torah says, “When you take a census of the children of Israel according to their numbers, let each one give