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Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.

Wednesday April 18, 2018


Behar 3

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6 days ago
Chp 25 verses 13 - 21: Continuing with laws and description of the Jubilee year.

My Thoughts 100 Gematria-Chet

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6 days ago
Gematria of the letter Chet/8

Wednesday April 11, 2018


Behar 2

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1 week ago
Chp. 25 verses 5 - 12: Conclusion of the laws of Shemittah. Begins with the laws of the Yovel, the Jubilee year.

My Thoughts 99 Gematria Zayin

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1 week ago
Gematria Zayin, a lecture on the significance of the number 7.

Parashas Acharei (2012)


Acharei 1

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10 months ago
Chp. 16 verses 1 & 2: Introduction, a discussion about " after the death of the two sons of Aaron." Hashem tells Moshe to speak to Aaron his brother about not entering the Holy of Holies at any time so that he would not die.

Acharei 2

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10 months ago
Chp. 16 verses 3 - 7: Continues with the Yom Kippur service. The sacrifices that the high priest brought for himself and his family. Then the clothing that he wore while officiating. The sacrifices that were brought for the nation, to include the two goats.

Acharei 3

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9 months ago
Chp. 16 verses 8 - 17: Continues with the high priests service of Yom Kippur

Acharei 4

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9 months ago
Chp. 16 verses 18 - 33: Continuing with the service of the high priest on Yom Kippor.

Acharei 5

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9 months ago
Chp. 16 verse 34 Chp. 17 verses 1 - 12: The conclusion of the service of the high priest on Yom Kippur. It was done once a year according to all that G-d commanded Moshe. Chp. 17 begins with the laws of not slaughtering an animal in or outside the camp. The only place that an animal could be slaughtered was in the Tabernacle. The penalty for transgressing this commandment was excision. It continues with the prohibition of eating the blood of an animal and the punishment.

Acharei 6

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9 months ago
Chp. 17 verses 13 - 16 Chp. 17 verses 1 - 3: The chapter ends with the laws of covering the blood and the prohibition of eating the blood. Also the prohibition of eating an animal that died by itself or by being torn by wild animals. Chp. 18 begins the laws of sexual relations, and and a warning to not go in the ways of the Egyptians or the Canaanites.

Acharei 7

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8 months ago
Chp. 18 verses 4 & 5: Continuing with the sexual laws. The necessity to do and keep Hashem''s commandments and to walk in them because they are the will of the Lord God. We are commanded to observe them so that we can attain true life.

Acharei 8

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8 months ago
Chp. 18 verses 6 -30: Continues with the sexual laws, relationships which are prohibited. Concludes with a warning that we should not follow the abominable customs of the nations that inhabited the land before us. So that we should not defile ourselves or the land that Hashem has given us.

Parashas Acharei (2004 - 2007)


Acharei Mot 1a

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5 years ago
Chp. 16 verses 1 - 16: Introduction, begins with after the death of the two sons of Aaron and a warning from Hashem not to enter the Holy of Holies at will. It would only be allowed on Yom Kippur and following the exact ritual that Hashem would describe. Portion continues with a description of the Yom Kippur service that could only be done by the High Priest. Also the ritual of the two goats one to G-d and the other to Azazel.

Acharei Mot 1b

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5 years ago
Chp. 16 verse 16 - chp. 18 verse 5: Continues with the service of the High Priest on Yom Kippur. Chp. 17, the prohibition of sacrificing an animal outside the Tabernacle or Temple. Next the prohibitions of eating blood, unclean, or torn(trief) animals. Chp. 18, Hashem commands them not to go in the way of the Egyptians, or Cannanim. To guard His statutes and to go in His ways.

Acharei Mot 2b

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5 years ago
Chp. 18 verses 6 - 30, continues with Kedoshim Chp. 19 verses 1 - 11: Description of prohibited sexual relations. Prohibitions of serving Molech, homosexuality, bestiality, so that the land will not vomit you out as it did to the previous nation. Chp. 19, continues with the portion of Kedoshim and the command to be holy, because G-d is holy. The commands to respect you parents, guard the Shabbos, not to worship nor make idols. Next the laws of a peace offering and its time restrictions. The laws of leaving the corner, and the gleanings of your field,and the gleaning and the fallen fruit of your vineyard you shall leave for the poor and the stranger.

Parashas Kedoshim (2012)


Kedoshim 1

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7 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 1 - 3: Introduction, Moshe speaks to all of the nation and tells them to be holy because the L-rd G-d is holy. The commandments to fear your mother and father and to keep the Sabbath.

Kedoshim 2

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7 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 4 - 8: Not to serve or make idols. That one should have the proper thoughts when bringing a sacrifice to Hashem. The peace offering, that is eaten for two days and one night, anything left over must be burnt on the third day. Anyone who eats from a sacrifice beyond its designated time, his soul will be cut off from his people.

Kedoshim 3

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7 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 9 - 14: Leaving produce from your field and vineyard for the poor. Not to steal, deal falsely, or lie. Not to swear falsely or profane G-d's name. Not to oppress your neighbor or withhold a workers wages. Not to curse a deaf person and not to place a stumbling block before a blind man, you should fear the L-rd your G-d.

Kedoshim 4

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6 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 15 - 18: To not pervert justice. To not be a talebearer nor to stand by while your friends life is in jeopardy. Not to hate your brother in your heart. The obligation to rebuke someone properly. Not to take vengeance nor to bear a grudge. To love your neighbor as yourself.

Kedoshim 5

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6 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 18 - 22: Continuing with "loving your neighbor as yourself." The prohibition of forbidden mixtures; animals, seeds, shatnez (wool and linen), and forbidden sexual relations with gentile maidservant. He brings a ram as a guilt offering to the Temple and his sin is forgiven.

Kedoshim 6

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5 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 23 - 27: Forbidden activities; not to eat the produce of your trees for the first three years and in the fourth year it is brought up to Jerusalem to be eaten. The fifth year will come with special blessings because of your actions. Not to eat from an animal that was brought as a sacrifice until the priest sprinkles the blood on the alter. Also not to eat the flesh of a non holy animal before its life has departed. Not to cut the corners of your head nor your beard.

Kedoshim 7

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5 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 28 -32: The command not to cut your flesh or make marks or imprints on your body because of your grief for the dead. Not to give your single daughters over for prostitution. One should guard the Shabbos and show proper respect for the Temple. Not to consult with medians. To rise for an elder, honor a sage, and fear your G-d.

Kedoshim 8

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5 months ago
Chp. 19 verses 33 -37 Chp. 20 verses 1 -7: The obligation to treat a convert properly. Honest weights and measures. Chp. 20, this chapter informs us of the punishments for the sins that were mentioned in previous portion of Acharei Mos. The prohibition of giving one's children to Molech, those that turn to mediums and oracles, and their punishments.

Kedoshim 9

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5 months ago
Chp. 20 verses 8 - 27: Continues with the punishments for the prohibited acts mentioned in the portion of Acharei Mos.

Parashas Kedoshim (2004 - 2007)


Kedoshim 1a

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5 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 12 - 18: Continues with the prohibitions of stealing, dealing falsely, and lying. One should not swear falsely in G-d's name. The laws of employment. Not to curse a deaf mute, or put a stumbling block in anothers path. Not to pervert justice, nor be a talebearer. Nor standing idly by while one is being harmed. Not to hate your brother in your heart, but to rebuke him. Not to take vengeance, nor bear a grudge, but to love your neighbor as yourself.

Kedoshim 2a

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5 years ago
Chp. 19 verse 19 - chp. 20 verse 24: Continues with the laws of prohibited mixtures. The prohibition of having sexual relations with a maid servant, and its laws. The laws of Orlah. The prohibitions of eating blood, divination, and cutting the corners of your head or beard. Not to cut your flesh in mourning, or s tattoo. Not to give your daughter to harlotry. Keeping Shabbos and showing reverence the sanctuary. Not to seek out ghosts or spirits, and showing respect for the elderly. Treating the convert well. Laws of weights and measures. Chp. 20, begins with the prohibition of the idol Molech, and G-d's punishment. The punishment for cursing parents Continues with the punishments for the forbidden sexual relations mentioned in previous sedra.

Kedoshim 2b

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5 years ago
Chp. 20 verses 24 - 27: Continues with Hashem promise to give the land flowing with milk and honey to the nation that He had separated for Himself as His people. On the condition that you separate yourselves between clean and unclean beast and fowls or anything that creeps on the ground. You shall be holy unto me for I am holy, and I have set you apart from all peoples so that you should be mine. Portion ends with a warning not to be connected with ghosts or spirits least you be stoned to death.


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