Posts tagged Passover

Emor (Say)

Emor

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:23 Torah commands us to celebrate several festival holidays. Through the years these festivals have changed significantly to meet the needs of the contemporary times. This week’s text continues the section of Torah known as the Holiness Code. It is composed of a large collection of laws and commandments from God that […]

Sefirat HaOmer – Torah In Haiku

To count the omer … You need a minyan of hands … Seven weeks, plus one — Starting on the second night of Passover we count seven weeks, a period called the omer. The fiftieth day is Shavuot (literally “weeks”) the only holiday in the Torah whose date is not mentioned. Rather it is determined […]

Pesach – Torah In Haiku

TONIGHT’S FOR QUESTIONS … BEFORE YOU START ANSWERING … CONSIDER WHO ASKED — One of the lessons of the seder is that each of our children is unique. So when they ask questions each must be answered in a different way. Some children ask very specific questions. They will not be satisfied unless you provide […]

Bo – Torah In Haiku

    Four Seder Children … We read about three of them … In Torah this week — Parshat Bo includes a description of the Passover observance. Three times reference is made to answering questions children may ask about it. These verses are considered the source for three of the four children in the Haggadah. […]

Bo (Go to)

Exodus 10:1 to 13:16  When the Israelites left Egypt, Torah tells us that they “borrowed” gold, silver, and other valuables from the Egyptians who freely gave. Why were these valuables offered so freely to the departing Israelite slaves? In last week’s text we learned of the first six plagues which God placed upon the Egyptians. […]

Emor (Say)

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:22 The text provides details on the major harvest festivals that brought the Israelites closer to God through offerings at the Temple. Today these holidays mark the Exodus and giving of the Ten Commandments. They also provide an opportunity to examine our own spiritual lives and, like the Israelites of Biblical times, […]

Va-eira – Torah in Haiku

Va-eira – Torah in Haiku

Four seder wine cups… Connected to this parsha… G-d’s four promises—————– The Passover Haggadah connects the four cups of wine to this week’s portion: Exodus 6:6-7 Say, therefore, to the Israelite people: I am the Eternal. I will FREE YOU from the labors of the Egyptians and DELIVER YOU from bondage. I will REDEEM YOU with an outstretched arm and through […]

Holidays According to Torah

Holidays According to Torah

The Torah portion Emor (Book of Leviticus) tells of the rituals the Israelites were to follow to be holy. It re-emphasized the importance of the holiness of the priests, the sacrifice and the tabernacle…. Then, with verse 23:1 we are told about HOLY TIMES … the fixed times of the year which should always be […]

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