SIHA Newsletter for 5/20/2022

SIHA Newsletter for 5/20/2022

Dvar Torah Parshat Behar By Rabbi Dr. Richard Ehrlich The Torah portion of Behar introduces us to the laws of Shemittah, which this year is presently. For six years we are to work the land but on the seventh year, the Shemittah year, we are enjoined from working the...
SIHA Newsletter for 5/13/2022

SIHA Newsletter for 5/13/2022

Dvar Torah How to achieve holiness In last week’s Sedrah, Kidoshim, the Torah enjoins us to be holy because G-d is holy. Again, in this week’s Sedra of Emor, the Torah discusses the need for holiness by the Kohanim. Although we all wish to attain holiness, the Torah...
SIHA Newsletter for 5/6/2022

SIHA Newsletter for 5/6/2022

Dvar Torah The beginning of Parshas Kidoshim contains a pasuk which presents a very interesting juxtaposition of mitzvot: “Every man shall revere his mother and his father and you shall observe My Sabbaths I am Hashem your G_d” [Vayikra 19:3]. Rashi wonders about the...
SIHA Newsletter for 4/29/2022

SIHA Newsletter for 4/29/2022

Dvar Torah Parshat Acharay Mot In a normal, twelve month year, the Parshiot of Acharay Mot and Kidoshim are read together. This year, because of the added month of Adar Shainy, these Parshiot are read separately, this week Acharay mot and the next week Kidoshim. There...