Vayakhel - Pekudei
Precision and proportionality in routine and emergency Parsha in the everyday life - Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei - HaChodesh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald -5780  - Precision and proportionality in routine and emergency Parsha in the everyday life - Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei - HaChodesh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald -5780  The meticulous report given at the beginning of Parashat Pekudei is in fact a summary of the Mishkan's Parshiot. The report includes...


Tazria - Metzora
Something new is starting Parsha in the everyday life - Parashat Tazriah- Metzora - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5780 - In memory of Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron ZTZ’L Something new is starting Parsha in the everyday life - Parashat Tazriah- Metzora - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5780 Our Parasha opens with one of the most exciting and powerful occurrences in the beginning of a new life: …אִשָּׁה֙ כִּ֣י תַזְרִ֔י ...

Tazria - Metzora
The Strategy Preserving of Jewish Identity Parshat Tazriya Metzora – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - The Strategy Preserving of Jewish Identity Parshat Tazriya Metzora – 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 lo...


Acharei Mot- Kedoshim
The Parasha in the everyday life - Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 Do not cast them off in old age - Do not cast them off in old age In memory of Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber, founder of MATNAT CHAIM The Parasha in the everyday life - Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 The crisis of the Corona pandemic affects mainly the elderly. They are more vulnerable than others, and...

Acharei Mot- Kedoshim
Acharei Mot - Kdoshim - Acharei Mot – Kedoshim: The two Parashiyot Acharei Mot – Kedoshim, are usually read on the Shabbat before or after Independence Day. Both passages have much in common. Parashat Acharei Mot deals with the regulation of how the Kohen HaGadol enters the Kodesh HaKodashim, once a year on Yom Kippur...


Behar - Vechukotai
Truth will come out from Sinai - neither Kula nor Chumra (Leniencies & Stringencies) The Parasha in the everyday life - Parashat Behar-Bechukotai - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 - Truth will come out from Sinai - neither Kula nor Chumra (Leniencies & Stringencies) The Parasha in the everyday life - Parashat Behar-Bechukotai - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 In memory of the late Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch, who passed away this week at the age of 92. The pair of Paras...


Shabbat Hagadol
Shabbat Ha-gadol The Privilege of Our Freedom - Shabbat Ha-gadol The Privilege of Our Freedom Paying the Price True freedom cannot be given to a people on a silver platter. While a great and expansive historical process does not end with one action, at times a grand process does depend on one act. This insight is commemorated in our tr...


Shabbat Chol Hamoed
Pesach, Matzah and Maror - From a Crisis to Growth and Redemption Parasha in the everyday life- Pesach- Shabbat Chol Hamoed - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald 5780 - Pesach, Matzah and Maror - From a Crisis to Growth and Redemption Parasha in the everyday life- Pesach- Shabbat Chol Hamoed - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald 5780 On Seder night, we mention the Mishnah: בְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר חַיָּב אָדָם לִרְאוֹת אֶת עַצְמוֹ כְאִלּוּ הוּא יָצָא מִמִּצְרַיִם “In ever...

Shabbat Chol Hamoed
The Sukkah - as an ideal model for unity among the people of Israel Sukkot 5780- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - The Sukkah - as an ideal model for unity among the people of Israel Sukkot 5780- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Is there a connection between Chag Sukkot and the ideal model for bridging the gaps between the various streams in Israeli society, between religious and secular, between right and left and...

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