- The Simplest Offering Was Not So Simple – Vayikra
Bringing an offering to the Temple was within the means of even the poorest people, but bringing it correctly required attentiveness.
- Keep Shabbos or Else! – Vayakhel
Shabbos is so beautiful and peaceful. Does it need a death penalty to be enforced?
- The Moment When All Were Equal – Ki Tisa
Every Jew was required to give a half-shekel, no more, no less. Why?
- The High Priest’s Hotline to Heaven – Tetzaveh
When faced with a tough choice affecting the nation, the High Priest could consult a supernatural device that gave infallible answers.
- The Angels on the Ark – Terumah
Why would God command us to make prohibited sculptures on the holiest object in the Holy Temple?
- The Willing Slave – Mishpatim
The indentured servant can choose to remain a slave, but not forever.
- The Commandment Everyone Violates – Yitro
Did God command us to stop an unstoppable feeling?
- Did Moses’ Hands Win The War? – Beshalach
Moses’ buddies supported his arms “in faith,” which connects to God’s faith in us.
- Surprising Takes on The Plague of the First-Born – Bo
The plague that seems most harsh and most simple is anything but…
- Get Back On The Horse, Moses – Va’eira
Before Moses can make Pharaoh believe in God, Moses has to believe in himself.
- A Pharaoh Who Knew Not Joseph – Shemot
The tyrannical anti-Semite harmed his own people more than the Jews.