Rabbi David Etengoff
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The prohibition of charging a fellow indigent Jew interest on a loan is one of the many subjects addressed in our parasha, Behar. While this topic analyzed and expanded upon throughout … more
Chapter 23 of our parasha, Emor, known as parashat hamoadim,” contains the Torah-based chagim we encounter throughout the Jewish year. “And Hashem spoke to Moshe, saying, … more
Parashat Kedoshim includes many well-known mitzvot, such as reverence for parents (Vayikra 19:3), the prohibition of lashon hara (19:16), and the obligation to demonstrate love toward other … more
I have always found this to be one the Haggadah’s fascinating sentences: “Metichilah ovdei avodah zarah hiyu avotainu, v’achshav karvanu HaMakom l’avodato (in the … more
The term, u’chvode Hashem, is found twice in the context of the mishkan: “The cloud covered the Communion Tent, and Hashem’s glory (u’chvode Hashem) filled the Tabernacle. … more
Our parasha, Vayakhel, begins with the explicit linkage of Shabbat and the mishkan. The Rav notes that there are three other passages in the Torah where we find a direct connection between … more
The best-known theme in our parasha, Ki Tisa, is the Chet HaEgel (the Sin of the Golden Calf), the most grievous sin in our nation’s storied history. In addition, our sidrah contains the … more
One of the best-known verses in our parsha, Terumah, is this: “And they shall make Me a sanctuary (v’asu li mikdash) and I will dwell amongst them (v’shachanti … more
The Choshen Mishpat, worn by the Kohane Gadol, is one of the more fascinating bigdei kahuna (garments of the kohanim) described in our parasha, Tetzaveh: “And you [Moshe] shall make a … more
The Ramban begins his analysis of our parasha, Mishpatim, by noting that mishpatim (ordinances and civil laws) are the first category of mitzvot presented. This contrasts with what took place at … more
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