Emor – Conduit of Blessings

What is the concept of the Lechem Hapanim? Why are there specifically two rows of six loaves of bread? What is the function of the frankincense that is part of the offering? Why was it saved from week to week, only eaten a week after the Shabbos it had originally been placed there? What is the connection between the lechem hapanim and the story of the mekalel? What is the connection between his claim to live with the tribe of Dan and his attack on the concept of the lechem hapanim? What is the significance of the fact that his father was the Egyptian taskmaster that Moshe had killed many years before? What is the significance of the fact that we base a person’s tribe on the father’s side, and a person’s Judaism on the mother’s side? How are we to understand the concept of someone who curses Hashem’s name, heaven forbid?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.


  1. Ari Goldwag on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Nissan is when the geulah of Moshiach ben Dovid is completed. He comes before that, just like Moshe came before he completed his mission. Moshiach ben Yosef completes his mission in Tishrei, but also comes before that. Whether they make their first appearance in their respective months (albeit previous in time), I do not know.

  2. Anonymous on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Is it apsalutely imperative we wait till nissan? From the gemarra I believe rosh hashanah and sanhedrin , from the zohar , from the gra as youve mentioned, and from the ramchal they all say its geulah in nissan. Like in nissan moses came to pharoah . My question can we and the world actualy wait another year this has been going on as you say since oslo 1988-1990!If mashiach awakens as described in kol hator is there any mention to geulah taking place before ?

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