Passover 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 And You Shall Tell Your Children Telling the story of the Exodus on Seder Night is definitely one of the highlights of this night, to such an extent that the other mitzvoth that pertain to … Read more

Tazria 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Tazria By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land On the Eighth Day You Shall Circumcise There are only two positive commandments in the Torah that are so severe that abstaining from them renders the transgressor liable of “karet,” spiritual “incision from the … Read more

Shemini 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Shemini By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land On the Eighth Day According to the Tannaic master Rabbi Yehoshua man was created on the first of Nissan, in contrast to Rabbi Eliezer’s opinion which holds that man was created on the first … Read more

Tzav 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Tzav By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And He Shall Take the Ashes Our Sages teach that even though Yitzhak was not slaughtered and burnt at the Akeida on the Temple Mount, yet still it is considered before HaShem as if … Read more

Vayikra 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Vayikra By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land A Man Who Gives an Offering to Hashem From the Animal The word for man in our title quote from this parsha is Adam. The Zohar explains the difference between the term Adam versus … Read more

Pekudei 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Pekudei By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land These are the Numbers of the Mishkan The numbers of gold, silver and copper donated to the mishkan mentioned in the beginning of this parsha easily brings us to draw a connection between the … Read more

Vayakhel 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Vayakhel By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And All Those Wise of Heart of You Shall Come and Do What HaShem has Commanded ‘Blessed are You HaShem our God Master of the Universe Who erects the borders of the Widow (‘matziv … Read more

Ki Tisa 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Ki Tisa By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land Our Parsha teaches that the giving of the half shekel by each man in Israel protects the masses from plague due to a census conducted upon them. This lesson is echoed at the … Read more

Tetzaveh 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Tetzaveh By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land These are the Clothes They Shall Make Even at times when the kohanim cannot serve in the Beit HaMikdash, Torah still mandates that one is to differentiate the kohanic family from all other families … Read more

Terumah 2019

Caves of Machpelah

Parshat Terumah By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”ד לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land All Those that Lift their Hearts to Donate This week’s Parsha Trumah, whose name means ‘donation’, heightens our awareness towards donation for the Temple. Today, in the absence of the Temple, we can still … Read more