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You are not Free to Forfeit your Freedom!

In this week’s parasha of Behar, which we will read along with Bechukotai, we encounter a unique phenomenon not found elsewhere in the Torah. Usually the Torah does not get involved in issues relating to the free market. Someone interested in selling something can name his price and sell it to whomever is interested. The … Continue reading You are not Free to Forfeit your Freedom!

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A Proposal for a Different Culture

This week, we are again reading two parashot – Achari Mot and Kdoshim – just like last week. These two parashot are read together almost every year since they complement each other in many ways. For example, the prohibitions of forbidden sexual relations are mentioned in Acharei Mot and the punishment for them is written … Continue reading A Proposal for a Different Culture

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The Spiritual World that Survived – Love Israel

This week’s parasha, Emor, deals with many commandments, the lion’s share of which relate to halachot (Jewish laws) of the kohanim who served God in the Temple. One of these mitzvot is the mitzvah of “truma”: a certain percentage of the field’s yield given to the kohanim. The parasha details under what condition the kohen … Continue reading The Spiritual World that Survived – Love Israel

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Tradition, Torah, and a True Friend

This week’s parasha, Shmini, tells us about one of the most festive events on Am Yisrael’s journey to the Promised Land: the dedication of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. The Mishkan was the temporary temple that accompanied the nation in its wanderings until the Temple was established in its permanent location in Jerusalem. The Mishkan was … Continue reading Tradition, Torah, and a True Friend

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The Key to God’s Blessing – LoveIsrael

Birkat Kohanim, the Priestly Blessing, which we read in this week’s parasha of Naso, is a favorite moment for people who go to the synagogue. In Israel, this blessing is recited every day; outside of Israel, it is recited several times a year. Toward the end of the prayer service, the Kohanim walk up to … Continue reading The Key to God’s Blessing – LoveIsrael

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May 2017 LoveIsrael Founders Message

Dear Lovers of Israel, I am writing to you from Jerusalem the City of God never-to-be divided again, two days before Israel’s 69th Independence Day. It is in my heart to share with you some thoughts and prayers directly from my heart to all Lovers of Israel, you are the watchmen on the walls of … Continue reading May 2017 LoveIsrael Founders Message

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