Nasso. Bless You and Protect You
Can a blessing become a curse" Say, say, wealth or talent; might it lead to arrogance or insensitivity?
Bamidbar. Why a Wilderness?
Why was the Torah given in the wilderness? What makes that environment particularly suitable?
Behar-Behukotai. The Loyalty of the Land
Can a land retain its loyalty to its nation? Why did the land of Israel lie in ruin for 2000 years?
Emor. Why Count the Omer?
We are currently in the heart of the period known as the Omer, the 49 day-count that links Pesach and Shavuot, and the source of this mitzva may be found in our Parsha. Each day we signify “Today is X days to the Omer,” detailing weeks and days. Discuss these questions Why do we count from Pesach to Shavuot? We don’t count to Pesach, or to Rosh Hashanna! Why count here? When we count days, it is usually to a special event; a birthday,a trip abroad, an exam towards which one m
Acharei-Mot-Kedoshim. How to Turn Hate into Love
"Love thy neighbour. Do not hate your brother" How do we override ego and competition, hate, or jealousy towards another individual?