Vayikra – Special Nation

What is the reason for the Jewish people’s ‘special nation’ status? Why does the midrash stress this so much right here at the beginning of Vayikra with the founding of the Tabernacle? Why was it so important for the nations of the world that the Tabernacle be protected? Why were the nations unable to receive…

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Behaaloscha – Shining God's Light

Why does Hashem command the Jewish people to light candles in the Tabernacle if God does not need our light? What is the significance of the ‘pure olive oil’ that is used to light the menorah? Why does Moshe have to find it so difficult to form the shape of the menorah from gold? How…

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