Naso 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Naso By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And the Man Moshe Was Very Humble Our Sages teach that one of the primary requirements for the acquisition of Torah is humility. This they learn, in part, from the verse “from the desert … Read more

Bamidbar 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Bamidbar By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And Hashem Shall Grant You Peace “…My eyes are fixed on You until You favor me, and hear my prayer, and provide me with sons and daughters who will also be fruitful and multiply, … Read more

Bechukotai 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Bechukotai By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And I Shall Break Your Yokes and Make You Walk Upright In earlier discussions we explored how the numbers of the tribes of Israel represent various spiritual powers/energies attributed to each tribe. Now, we … Read more

Behar 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Behar By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And I Shall Break Your Yokes and Make You Walk Upright “May the Merciful One break the yoke of exiles from upon our necks and raise us upright to our land.” This supplication said … Read more

Emor 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Emor By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And the sabbath-produce of the land shall be for food for you, for your servant and for your maid, and for your hired servant and for the settler by your side On the Shemita … Read more

Cave of the Patriarchs (Machpelah): History, Structure, and Spiritual Significance

The Cave of Machpela

The Cave of Machpela has an ancient history dating back to the earliest man and woman in the Bible.  Adam and Eve are said to be buried in the cave, the first of four couples to be buried there. The Cave of Machpela and the field around it were Abraham’s first acquisition in the Land … Read more

Kedoshim 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Kedoshim By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land You Shall Revere Your Mother and Father Our Sages teach that the awe of your Torah master should be like that of the awe of Heaven. Indeed, our Sages learned from the extra word … Read more

Passover II 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Passover By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land Then Moshe and Israel Sang a Song Unto Hashem Singing songs of praise to Hashem is an essential component of the Jewish People. So the Kabbalists teach us that the name “Israel” is a combination … Read more

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