April 23, 2017  •  27 Nisan, 5777 - 12th day of the Omer  •  Torah Portion: Tazria Metzorah, Leviticus 12:1-15:33  •  Haftorah: Kings II 7:3-20

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BS”D Volume 31, No. 25 26 Nissan 5777 April 22, 2017 Dedicated in gratitude to Hashem on Hamaayan’s 30th birthday and in memory of Moreinu Ha’Rav Gedaliah ben Zev Ha’kohen Anemer z”l This week’s Parashah describes the dedication of the Mishkan and the death of two of Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, on that occasion. […]

Visiting a Shiva House

Once upon a time Rachel and Chaya stood at the door of their neighbour’s home. The two sisters had come to visit the Brickstein shiva house, and they were a little nervous before entering. Rachel said to her sister, “I feel a little weird visiting the Brickstein family while they’re sitting shiva for their grandmother. […]

Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread

The sons of Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, each took his fire-pan, they put fire in the them and placed them. A fire came forth from before HASHEM an alien fire that He had not commanded them. A fire came forth from before HASHEM and consumed them, and they died before HASHEM. (Vayikra 10:1-2) You shall […]

Yisrael’s Got Talent!

Moshe and Aharon would be walking, and Nadav and Avihu followed them. They would say to each other, “When will these two elders die, and we will lead the generation?” HKBH said to them, “Let us see who will bury whom.”[2] R. Yudan says they verbally spoke. R. Pinchas says they [merely] thought this.[3] How […]

Parshas Shemini: A Leopard Can’t Change its Spots, But a Man Can…

“And on the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” — VaYikrah 12:3 The Jew has a distinct role amongst the nations The Sefer Ha’Chinuch explains that HASHEM separated the Jewish people from all the nations. We were given a distinct role in this world. Our lives and everything that we do […]


It is permitted to start a process before the Sabbath that will continue by itself on the Sabbath, even if this causes work to be done on the Sabbath, unless there are grounds for suspecting that someone will interfere with the process on the Sabbath, or unless the process is noisy and those who hear […]


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