It appears obvious that it is essential for all to familiarize themselves with 36 of the verses in our Parasha in order to properly satisfy certain rulings found in Shulhan Arukh.
This week’s Parasha is Terumah, and it describes the building of the Mishkan and the donations that are to be made towards this holy undertaking.
I think it safe to assert that the main purpose of biblically ordained punishment is to rectify the spiritual blemish caused by the particular infraction.
Parashat Mishpatim tells us: now that you have accepted the Torah, get busy and start learning all its Laws and Ordinances.
No less than four times does the Torah enjoin the people of Israel to be an עם סגלה - literally a people of the Segol.
This week’s Perashah is named after the father-in-law of Moshe Rabenu, Yitro (Jethro), a high priest of Midian.
In the introduction to the Syrian/Sephardic Song Book Shir Oushvaha, R. Yaakov Kassin ZS'L cites from the writings of R. HaAri in order to explain the spiritual objective of music.
As B'nei Yisrael are leaving Egypt, Hashem sends them on a detour in order to bypass the land of the Philistines.
In this week’s Parasha we will encounter the last of the ten plagues that Hashem brought upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians.
Our freedom from Egypt was dependent on the humiliation of their deities.