Mar 28, 2016
Parshat Shemini - For On This Day Hashem Will Appear Before You, written by Rav Yair Kahn
What is the connection between Aharon's pivotal role in the sin of the golden calf and his appointment by God to the position of Kohen Gadol?
Mar 23, 2016
Parshat Tzav, The Law of Piggul, The Plain Meaning and the Halakhic Midrash, written by Rav Amnon Bazak
Mar 15, 2016
Parshat Vayikra, Not Leviticus, written by Rav Yair Kahn
It is difficult to understand how the book of Vayikra, known as Torat Kohanim, fits into the broader context of the Torah's narrative. What purpose does Vayikra serve at this juncture in the Torah, and how do its lessons apply to Kohanim and non-Kohanim alike?
Mar 10, 2016
Parashat Pekudei - Let Us Sanctify His Name in the World, written by Rav Yair Kahn
In light of this year's division of Vayakhel-Pekudei, read together as a double parasha on non-leap years, what is the relationship between the Mishkan and the priestly garments?
Mar 1, 2016
Parshat Vayakhel, More Than Repetition, written by Rav Yair Kahn
Aside from a few subtle distinctions, much of the Torah's description of the Mishkan's construction in Parashat Vayakhel seems to constitute an exact repetition of Parashat Teruma. What is the reason for this apparent repetition, and what can the...