Shemini – Spiritual Elders

Why are the elders of Israel invited to inaugurate the Tabernacle if they don’t seem to play any role there? Why are the elders compared to the wings of a bird? What is the concept of ‘elder?’ Why does Hashem ‘honor the elders?’ What does it mean that they ‘belong to Hashem?’ Why does Hashem…

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Simchas Torah & Breishis – Full Circle

Why do we immediately return to the beginning of the Torah as we complete it? Why is the ‘party’ on the eighth day of Succos – the one that is just for the Jewish people – so small? Why does the Torah spend only a few verses on the blessings, while it spends many verses…

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