Weekly Parsha: From A Student Perspective

PARSHAT VAYELECH
Jacob Gebhart ('23)

Parshat Ponders

In this parsha, Vayelech, Moses tells Joshua that it is his responsibility to inform the nation that they need to teach their children the word of G-d. There is a lot of passing down the torch.

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PARSHAT NITZAVIM
Yaya Asoulin-Handelman ('23)

Putting Together The Pieces

“You stand this day, all of you, before your G-d your tribal heads, your elders, and your officials, every householder in Israel.” These are some of the final
words Moses will speak to the nation of Israel before his death, and he informs the Israelites that they ALL stand before G-d? 

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PARSHAT KI TAVO
Michael Schwartz ('23)

When You Come To Israel

This week’s Parsha Ki Tavo points out that one should not destroy a tree. Why, though? In Judaism, a man is compared to a field in the tree.

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PARSHAT ACHAREI MOT
Tannah Levin ('22)

Aaron’s sons have just died at the hands of God due to their performance of sinful actions. It is now Aaron's job to not only atone for their sins but his duty. He is ordered to get two goats and cast lots between the two of them, one was to become a sacrifice and the other set free for Azazel.

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WEEKLY PARSHA: FROM AN ALUMNUS PERSPECTIVE
Avi Cohen ('21)

PARSHAT TAZRIA-METZORA -- Keeping Up With The Torah Times by Avi Cohen ('21)

This week's Torah portion is made up of two parshas.

In Tazria, Hashem tells Moses about the laws, rules, and rituals for a mother's childbirth. There are rules concerning the mikvah process, and boys have to get a bris after eight living days. Hashem then tells Moses and Aaron about how to respond to those infected with leprosy.

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