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#KidneyDonor sharing some words (in Yiddish) before going into surgery this morning. Please daven for the the success of the #kidneytransplant (4th this week) surgery. Donor: Yoel ben Chaya Sarah
Recipient: Yosef Yitzchok ben Esther Rochel
#parshas #vayikra Basically he is saying how he is comparing his kidney donation to a sacrifice in the #baishamikdash...

El Rav Berg explica que esta porción del #ZOHAR de #Vayikra nos da fuerza para eliminar las plagas de la negatividad que existen en el centro de nuestra vida. “El dolor y el sufrimiento a los ojos y mente de los Kabbalistas nunca se justifican. En los Centros de #Kabbalah alrededor del mundo estamos haciendo la guerra a la negatividad, al derramamiento de sangre de todo tipo (falta de dignidad humana), sin tomar en cuenta quién es el causante”. La raíz de todo mal inicia en el pensamiento.



Una vez que nuestros sentimientos y emociones gobiernan el pensamiento, el resultado será negativo, y como consecuencia reaccionaremos a todo aquello que nos duele, molesta y no es cómodo.



Los Kabbalistas explican que el verdadero libre albedrío es cambiar nuestra conciencia a proactiva y dadora, para que nuestro deseo esté gobernado por la conciencia del alma y no por los sentimientos o el pensamiento intelectual.

Trying to teach students about parshat #vayikra in Leviticus. For whatever reason tabernacle is the funniest sounding word to them and somehow prevents any other information from penetrating their prepubescent minds. makes me question who I'm sacrificing for?

Day 4 of Nissan, Tammuz תַּמּוּז. "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." -Edith Wharton #nissan4 #vayikra #aries #tammuz

Nuestra bella directora en cdmx #vayikra #mk

This weeks parsha begins with Gd speaking to Moshe from the Ohel Moed. Rashi explains that though Moshe was able to hear the words of Gd, but it seemed as though if one were to place their ear next to the Ohel Moed, they would not have been able to hear anything. One could say that this is a miracle, while I say it is a pity.
There is an idea in the world of audiology of frequencies. There are frequencies humans can hear, and some that are too high, which cannot be picked up by the natural human ear. Dog’s however, can pick up higher frequencies, like the frequency of a dog whistle. Though we cannot hear the noise, the dogs do and react by barking.
Just as we are limited in our audition, we are also limited in our spiritual frequencies. “Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi says, Everyday a Bat Kol (lit. daughter of voice) goes forth from Mt. Horev (Sinai) and cries out and says, Woe to the peoples [of the earth] because of the disgrace showed to the Torah.” The heavenly voice cries out every day, yet none of us seem to hear it. We are not on the level of receiving prophetic or heavenly transmissions.
Those who suffer from hearing disabilities or even deafness are able to increase their hearing by using various forms of technology. So to, those who struggle to hear the spiritual frequencies, those who find it difficult to see the hand of Gd, can adopt different practices to become more attune to Divine Intervention. We can try to pray more, find things to be thankful for, and recite brachot with intent.
Gd is screaming out to us, it is up to us to attune ourselves to hear His call.

The ideas from this week were taken from Rabbi Frand :) Shabbat Shalom to all #parsha #dvartorah #vayikra #shabbatshalom

Mientras más Luz podamos infundir en la semilla, más fuerte será el árbol que brotará de ella.
Esta semana, que infundir la semilla con Luz sea tu verdadero norte.
Que tengas una semana llena de bendiciones.
#hourofspiritualunity #vayikra

Good Shabbos! Only two more Challah Shabbosim left till Matzah time! #Shabbatshalom #vayikra

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Portion "Shoftim" or Judges. Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crimes must be meticulously investigated and evidence thoroughly examined—a minimum of two credible witnesses is required for conviction and punishment.
In every generation, says Moses, there will be those entrusted with the task of interpreting and applying the laws of the Torah. “According to the law that they will teach you, and the judgment they will instruct you, you shall do; you shall not turn away from the thing that they say to you, to the right nor to the left.”
Shoftim also includes the prohibitions against idolatry and sorcery; laws governing the appointment and behavior of a king; and guidelines for the creation of “cities of refuge” for the inadvertent murderer. Also set forth are many of the rules of war: the exemption from battle for one who has just built a home, planted a vineyard, married, or is “afraid and soft-hearted”; the requirement to offer terms of peace before attacking a city; and the prohibition against wanton destruction of something of value, exemplified by the law that forbids to cut down a fruit tree when laying siege (in this context the Torah makes the famous statement, “For man is a tree of the field”).
The Parshah concludes with the law of the eglah arufah—the special procedure to be followed when a person is killed by an unknown murderer and his body is found in a field—which underscores the responsibility of the community and its leaders not only for what they do, but also for what they might have prevented from being done.
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Re’eh in a Nutshell
Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17.
“See,” says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before you today a blessing and a curse”—the blessing that will come when they fulfill G‑d’s commandments, and the curse if they abandon them. These should be proclaimed on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal when the people cross over into the Holy Land.

A Temple should be established in “the place that G‑d will choose to make dwell His name there,” where the people should bring their sacrifices to Him; it is forbidden to make offerings to G‑d in any other place. It is permitted to slaughter animals elsewhere, not as a sacrifice but to eat their meat; the blood (which in the Temple is poured upon the altar), however, may not be eaten.

A false prophet, or one who entices others to worship idols, should be put to death; an idolatrous city must be destroyed. The identifying signs for kosher animals and fish, and the list of non-kosher birds (first given in Leviticus 11), are repeated.

A tenth of all produce is to be eaten in Jerusalem, or else exchanged for money with which food is purchased and eaten there. In certain years this tithe is given to the poor instead. Firstborn cattle and sheep are to be offered in the Temple, and their meat eaten by the kohanim (priests). The mitzvah of charity obligates a Jew to aid a needy fellow with a gift or loan. On the Sabbatical year (occurring every seventh year), all loans are to be forgiven. All indentured servants are to be set free after six years of service.

Our Parshah concludes with the laws of the three pilgrimage festivals—Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot—when all should go to “see and be seen” before G‑d in the Holy Temple.
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[Moses told the Jewish people] to walk in [G-d’s] ways. Deuteronomy 11:22
The sages of the Talmud explain that this phrase means that we are intended to imitate G‑d’s goodness. “Just as He is merciful, so should you be merciful; just as He performs acts of loving-kindness, so should you perform acts of loving-kindness.” But inasmuch as G‑d’s goodness is infinite, how can we be expected to imitate Him?

The answer is that it is for this very reason that G‑d created us in His image. As such, we indeed possess G‑d’s infinite potential to do good. (Hitva’aduyot 5746, vol. 2, p. 387) #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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As far as east is from west, that is how far G-d has removed our sins from us (Psalms 103:12).
The usual interpretation is that when one does complete teshuvah (repentance), one's sins are removed. According to this interpretation, east and west are understood as extremely remote from each other. Another interpretation is based on the exact opposite; namely, that east and west are not far from each other at all. If we face east and make a 180-degree turn, we are now facing west, even though we remain in the very same place. Applying this concept to teshuvah, we do not have to travel to great lengths to achieve teshuvah and to have our sins removed. All we need to do is turn around and face another direction.
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Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) "Words." On the first of Shevat (thirty-seven days before his passing), Moses begins his repetition of the Torah to the assembled children of Israel, reviewing the events that occurred and the laws that were given in the course of their forty-year journey from Egypt to Sinai to the Promised Land, rebuking the people for their failings and iniquities, and enjoining them to keep the Torah and observe its commandments in the land that G‑d is giving them as an eternal heritage, into which they shall cross after his death.

Moses recalls his appointment of judges and magistrates to ease his burden of meting out justice to the people and teaching them the word of G‑d; the journey from Sinai through the great and fearsome desert; the sending of the spies and the people’s subsequent spurning of the Promised Land, so that G‑d decreed that the entire generation of the Exodus would die out in the desert. “Also against me,” says Moses, “was G‑d angry for your sake, saying: You, too, shall not go in there.” Moses also recounts some more recent events: the refusal of the nations of Moab and Ammon to allow the Israelites to pass through their countries; the wars against the Emorite kings Sichon and Og, and the settlement of their lands by the tribes of Reuben and Gad and part of the tribe of Manasseh; and Moses’ message to his successor, Joshua, who will take the people into the Land and lead them in the battles for its conquest: “Fear them not, for the L‑rd your G‑d, He shall fight for you.” #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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These are the journeys. . . . Numbers 33:1
The founder of Chasidism, Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov, taught that these 42 journeys correspond to the 42 spiritual journeys that we make throughout our lives. We begin from birth, just as the Exodus from Egypt is the Hebrew people’s national birth. The final journey is to the spiritual Promised Land, the life that awaits us in the afterlife.

Although some of the intervening journeys in the Hebrew people’s trek through the desert were accompanied by setbacks, all the stations on our spiritual journey through life are meant to be holy and positive. If we choose good over evil, we will indeed live through these phases of life in the way G‑d intends. If, like the Hebrew people in the desert, we make some wrong choices, we will experience them as temporary setbacks. Although at every step in the journey of life, we strive to make the right choices, we should also recognize that even setbacks can be transformed into positive, growth experiences.
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What is lashon hara? One who speaks disparagingly of another person, even though he may speak the truth (Orchos Tzaddikim, Chapter 25).
One mussar spokesman said that there should never be any need to speak about another person. "If you wish to speak of someone's praises, praise G-d instead. If you wish to find fault with someone, you would do better to focus on your own defects." #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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[G-d instructed Moses to tell the Jewish people,] “You must guard My offering, My food for My fire-offerings.” Numbers 28:2
G‑d calls the sacrifices His daily “food,” for just as food sustains the body, so did the sacrifices draw sustaining Divine life-force into the world. Furthermore, the constancy of the daily sacrifices expressed the eternal bond between G‑d and the Jewish people.

The daily prayers were instituted to parallel the daily sacrifices and to substitute for them in the absence of the Tabernacle or Temple. Thus, our daily prayers also “sustain” G‑d. If we ever doubt how important our prayers can be, we should recall that G‑d considers them vital to the world’s existence and maintenance. They are as important to Him as our daily bread is to us.
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G-d instructed Moses to take a census of the Jewish people after the deaths caused by the epidemic and the administration of justice. Included in this census were the sons of Korach, the instigator of the mutiny against Moses 38 years earlier.
"Korach’s sons did not die [in their father’s mutiny]. Numbers 26:11"
The sons of Korach played a key role in his rebellion, and were therefore swallowed up into the ground along with the other rebels. However, since Korach’s sons – unlike the others – repented in their hearts, they were spared the death penalty: G‑d allowed them to stay alive in an underground cave until the rest of their generation died out, after which He allowed them to emerge from hiding and resume their lives in the community. Had they acted upon their regret, they would have been spared even this lesser punishment. Their survival shows us the tremendous power of repentance – even when it is not acted upon as it should be.

This insight should quiet any doubts that we may have about the possibility of redemption in our times. Even merely thinking about repenting is sufficient to bring about the final Redemption – especially when this is added to the merits we have accrued throughout our long exile: the Torah we have studied, the commandments we have performed, and the martyrdom we have suffered#Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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"How good are your tents, Jacob... They are like gardens by the river, like fragrant herbs planted by G‑d..." Numbers 24:5-6

Rashi's commentary tells us why Balaam was so moved by the sight of the tents of the Jewish people. From the way they were pitched he could sense an atmosphere of modesty and privacy. From the entrance of one tent you could not peep inside the entrance of any other. It was clear to Balaam that in this nation, the Jewish people, there was great respect for the integrity of family life and for the sanctity of the person.

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[Balaam told Balak’s messengers,] “I cannot do anything – small or great – that would transgress the word of G-d.” Numbers 22:18
Evil possesses no autonomy; it is nothing more than a tool that G‑d uses to hide Himself from the world, thereby enabling us to choose freely between good and evil. The Zohar, the classic work of Jewish mysticism, likens evil to a prostitute hired by a king to entice the prince. Although she makes full use of all her seductive powers to ensnare the prince, she really hopes – as does the king – that the prince will be strong enough to withstand her advances. Similarly, evil tries to confuse us and entice us into misbehaving, but it is in fact only doing its job and would rather we not pay attention to it.

When we are aware of the true nature of evil, it is much easier for us to resist it.
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They are the waters of strife... numbers 20:13. They are the ones mentioned elsewhere. It was these that the astrologers of Pharaoh saw about which they said that the savior of Israel would be stricken through water. This why they decreed that "Every son that will be born you will throw into the (Nile) river." The astrologers were not technically wrong just inaccurate. (See Rashi on the verse). #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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Dvar Torah Questions and Answers on Shemini

By Moshe Bogomilsky

ויהי ביום השמיני...ויאמר משה אל אהרן קרב אל המזבח"
“It was on the eighth day...And Moshe said to Aharon, ‘Come near to the #altar.’ ” (9:1,7)

#QUESTION: When the Mishkan was completed, #Moshe acted as Kohen Gadol for seven days and trained Aharon. On the eighth day Aharon became the #KohenGadol.

Why did Aharon replace Moshe as the Kohen Gadol on the #eighth day?

ANSWER: For seven days Hashem pleaded with Moshe to be his emissary to deliver the #message to #Pharaoh to allow the Jews to leave Egypt. Moshe was reluctant to go, due to his speech impediment. Finally, Hashem said, “Since you do not want to go, Aharon, your brother the Levite, shall #speak for you (Shemot 4:16). Moreover, be advised that originally I planned for him to remain a Levite and for you to be a Kohen. Now, because of your reluctance to fulfill the mission, the positions will be reversed: you will be the Levite and he the Kohen (Shemot 4:14 Rashi). #Hashem conducts Himself with the Jewish people midah keneged midah — #measure for measure. Therefore, since after seven days of G‑d’s pleading with him, the position of Kohen was taken away from Moshe, now, on the eighth day, when the seven days of #inauguration period came to a #climax, Aharon was #officially consecrated as KohenGadol.

I am so proud of these new additions to my line of abstract works. This one is LEVITICUS, #Vayikra in Hebrew meaning "He (God) called" which discusses ritual, sacrifice & practices in the third book of the Old Testament (Torah). If you look hard enough at the yellow pop in this - let your mind wander a bit...you might see the same thing I do: a head speaking... Available in my shop along with the other three - Genesis has sold out. 👽🙏🏽

There we saw giants... and we were in our own eyes as locusts (13:33).
This verse comes to teach us that we should view ourselves in the best way. The spies' self doubt led them to label themselves as locusts, or tiny bugs, "in their own eyes," not necessarily in the eyes of the giants. If we have positive self images of ourselves then we too can be giants and conquer our inner doubt. #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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The land through which we have passed, to spy it out, devours its inhabitants.
Numbers 13:32
In every place where we passed, we found them burying the dead. And the Holy One, Blessed is He, did this for the spies' good in order to distract the Canaanites with their mourning, and thus they would not notice the spies.
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[G-d told Moses,] “Send out men, if you wish, who will inspect Canaan.” Numbers 13:2
G‑d wants us to understand as clearly as possible the goals of our Divine mission and the methods by which He wants us to carry it out, for this helps us fulfill it more enthusiastically. Moses therefore thought that it was proper to send out scouts to spy out how best to conquer the land. That way, the people would be more enthusiastic about entering and conquering the land.

The spies’ error consisted of going beyond the scope of their mission and drawing conclusions. Moses only asked them to see how the land should be conquered, not if it could.

The lesson we learn from the spies’ error is that even when we employ our own understanding in fulfilling our Divine mission, we must keep in mind that we are doing so because G‑d wants us to – that we are doing so on His behalf. This way, we can be sure that we are using our intellect solely to arrive at the objective truth, rather than to supply ourselves with evidence that bolsters some conscious or subconscious subjective agenda.
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Shelach, "send out." Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land are giants and warriors “more powerful than we”; only Caleb and Joshua insist that the land can be conquered, as G‑d has commanded.

The people weep that they’d rather return to Egypt. G‑d decrees that Israel’s entry into the Land shall be delayed forty years, during which time that entire generation will die out in the desert. A group of remorseful Jews storm the mountain on the border of the Land, and are routed by the Amalekites and Canaanites.

The laws of the menachot (meal, wine and oil offerings) are given, as well as the mitzvah to consecrate a portion of the dough (challah) to G‑d when making bread. A man violates the Shabbat by gathering sticks, and is put to death. G‑d instructs to place fringes (tzitzit) on the four corners of our garments, so that we should remember to fulfill the mitzvot (divine commandments). @chabadorg #Torah #Talmud #Moses #rabbi #rashi #genesis #exodus #leviticus #numbers #deuteronomy #bereshit #shemot #vayikra #bamidbar #devarim #bible #command
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