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Opening our hand

The merit of Tzedaka is so great that I am happy to give to 100 beggars even if only one might actually be needy. Some

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Growing from failure

“The righteous will fall seven times and get up…” (Proverbs 24:16) We’re not learning here that a righteous person is one who will repeatedly get

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Why hyssop?

The Torah portion for this week, Metzora, deals with a skin affliction whose pathology was spiritual. The most direct cause was for negative speech: gossip

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Making the days count

On the second night of Passover, we are commanded to begin counting the days that will ultimately conclude with the holiday of Shavuot that marks

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Inner change

“This shall be the law of the metzora” (Leviticus 14:2) Why does the text here say, “This shall be the law of the metzora”? Wouldn’t

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Redeeming speech

A Metzora was someone afflicted with a skin condition that was not an ordinary physical malady. The sages teach that it often came about as

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Judging others

The Torah teaches that an animal must have cloven hooves and chew its cud in order to be a kosher species (Leviticus 11:3). Scripture then

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Connection

“Whatever crawls on its belly…” (Leviticus 11:42) The word for stomach/belly is “gachon”. The letter ‘vav’ in this word is always written enlarged in a

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Opening our hand

The merit of Tzedaka is so great that I am happy to give to 100 beggars even if only one might actually be needy. Some

Growing from failure

“The righteous will fall seven times and get up…” (Proverbs 24:16) We’re not learning here that a righteous person is one who will repeatedly get

Why hyssop?

The Torah portion for this week, Metzora, deals with a skin affliction whose pathology was spiritual. The most direct cause was for negative speech: gossip

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