Parshat Vayikra
A Calling Order Parsha and its fulfillment - Parshat Vayikra - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - A Calling Order Parsha and its fulfillment - Parshat Vayikra - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 The two Parashiyot, Vayikra & Tzav, that open the Sefer of Vayikra, deal with the laws of sacrifices. In contrast to the simplistic reading of the Parasha, it not only deals with the technical asp...


Parshat Tzav
The Strategy of a Historical Revolution – From Slavery to Freedom - Shabbat Hagadol Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Very often a historical revolution with far-reaching consequences takes place – by virtue of a previous, lesser event which paved the way for the great change. Genuine freedom is not granted on a silver platter! And not by virtue of one deed. Going from sl...

Parshat Tzav
The fast way Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Tzav - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - The fast way Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Tzav - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 In the midst of the great joy at the construction of the Mishkan, a great tragedy is happening: The death of Nadav and Avihu, Aharon’s two sons. Nadav and Avihu were supreme saints who had never sinned in...


Parshat Shmini
Decisive explosive point Parsha and its realization - Parashat Shemini - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Decisive explosive point Parsha and its realization - Parashat Shemini - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 This year we will read Parashat Shemini on Shabbat Mevarchim the month of Nissan. The Parsha begins with the dedication of the Mishkan on the eighth day of the days of ordination, which fall...


Parshat Tazriya
The Strategy Preserving of Jewish Identity - Parshat Tazriya – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha opens with the mitzvah of circumcision. "Speak to Bnei Israel and say to them: a woman who gives birth to a male…on the eighth day his foreskin must be circumcised." (Vayikra 12:2) Let us look into the ramifications of Brit Milah (circumcision...

Parshat Tazriya
Healthy regeneration or illusion Parsha and its fulfillment - Parshat Tazria – Parashat HaChodesh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Healthy regeneration or illusion Parsha and its fulfillment - Parshat Tazria – Parashat HaChodesh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 Parashat Tazria opens with the laws of a parturient woman and the renewal of life that comes into the world. The creation of a new world. This year's Shabbat Tazri...


Parshat Metzora
"Cleaning up our act" the day after Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Metzora – Shabat Hagadol - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - "Cleaning up our act" the day after Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Metzora – Shabat Hagadol - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 Parashat Metzora is a continuation of Parshat Tazria. In Parashat Tazria, the Torah deals with the laws of giving birth and the diagnosis of leprosy, and in Paras...


Parshat Achari Mot
The Strategy of Choosing Life - Parshat Achrei Mot – Kedoshim Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Acharei Mot begins with the "order of the service" of the Cohen Gadol in the Beit Mikdash on Yom Kippur, and the restrictions on entering Kodesh HaKodeshim (the Holy of Holies of the Temple). "And G-d said to Moshe, after the death of...

Parshat Achari Mot
Acharei Mot - learning the right lessons Parsha and its Implementation - Acharei Mot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Acharei Mot - Learning the Right Lessons Parsha and its Implementation - Acharei Mot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 Our Parasha begins with the priest's service in the Temple on Yom Kippur. It begins with the mention of a specific time: "after the death of the two sons of Aharon", apparently...


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In Holiness Parsha and its Implementation - Kedoshim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - In Holiness Parsha and its Implementation - Kedoshim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 Parashat Kedoshim is usually read in the weeks when Holocaust Remembrance Day and the days of remembrance and Independence fall. The commandment of holiness that opens our Parsha contains a deep and contempor...


Parshat Emor
5768 - Rabbi Shenvald - Parshat Emor - The Strategy of Cyclical Maintenance of Spiritual Power Parshat Emor – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald At the heart of our parsha, parshat Emor, is "Parshat HaMo'adim" (times, seasons) which elaborates on the holidays. "And G-d said to Moshe, speak to Bnei Israel and say to them, these are G-d's tim...

Parshat Emor
The Strategy of Cyclical Maintenance of Spiritual Power - Parshat Emor – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald At the heart of our parsha, parshat Emor, is "parshat HaMo'adim" (times, seasons) which elaborates on the holidays. "And G-d said to Moshe, speak to Bnei Israel and say to them, these are G-d's times which you will call holy times, these are My times." (Vay...

Parshat Emor
A Jewish state - Values ​​that become a State Parsha and its Implementation - Emor - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - A Jewish state - Values ​​that become a State Parsha and its Implementation - Emor - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 The counting of the Omer (Sfirat HaOmer), which connects Pesach to Shavuot, is also mentioned in the portion of the festivals: " וּסְפַרְתֶּ֤ם לָכֶם֙ מִמָּחֳרַ֣ת הַשַּׁבָּ֔ת מִ ...


Parshat Behar
The Emunah – Based Strategy for Long-Term Management of our National Land ResourcesT - Parshat Behar – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Behar opens with the mitzvah of Shemittah: "When you will come to the land which I am giving you, the land will rest a sabbatical (year) to G-d." (Vayikra 25:2) And the parsha continues with the mitzvah of the Yovel: "And you will sanctify the fift...

Parshat Behar
he Emunah – Based Strategy for Long-Term Management of our National Land Resources - Parshat Behar – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Behar opens with the mitzvah of Shemittah: "When you will come to the land which I am giving you, the land will rest a sabbatical (year) to G-d." (Vayikra 25:2) And the parsha continues with the mitzvah of the Yovel: "And you will sanctify the fift...

Parshat Behar
A Welfare State or a Free Economy Parsha and its Implementation - BeHar - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5779 - A Welfare State or a free economy Parsha and its Implementation - BeHar - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5779 In Parashat Behar there is a concentration of mitzvot that reflect a balanced socioeconomic perception of the Torah. It begins with the commandment of "Shmita", which requires to stop the w...


Parshat Bechukotai
Shavuot - The Strategy of a Learning Nation Shavuot – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Festival of Shavuot is "The Time of the Giving of our Torah." The Revelation at Mount Sinai was a formative event where the Torah was given, with all of its 613 mitzvot, to all of Am Israel, as one entity and not as indivi...

Parshat Bechukotai
The Emunah-Based Strategy For Coping With Crises And With Denial - Parshat Bechukotai-Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Bechukotai concludes the book of Vayikra. The parsha opens with the covenant between Am Israel and G-d, and describes the blessing that will result from keeping the covenant, and the "curse"- the calamity that, G-d forbid, will come in the wake...

Parshat Bechukotai
Tradition and innovation Parsha and its Implementation - Parashat Bechukotai - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Tradition and innovation Parsha and its Implementation - Parashat Bechukotai - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 One of the blessings at the beginning of the Parsha "If you follow My laws" is about the abundance of crops that will arise from the field as wages for the fulfillment of the Torah and...

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