Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
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Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Salt of God's Covenant Parashat Vayikra introduces the laws of sacrifices, with chapter 2 focusing on the meal offering. Towards the end of the chapter we find the following two laws: the prohibition of offering leaven and honey, and the command to season the sacrifices with salt. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Thanksgiving Offering Parashat Tzav “Let them give thanks to God for His mercy” In what circumstances is a Korban Todah [offering of thanks] brought? Is the Korban Todah obligatory or optional? How does the Korban Todah differ from other sacrifices? Why? Which sacrifice is similar to the Korban Todah, and how do these two sacrifices differ? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Tzara'at of the House Tzara'at of the house is one of three types of plagues mentioned in the parashiyot of Tazri'a-Metzora. There are plagues of the body (various types of which are listed in Parashat Tazri'a), plagues on clothing, and plagues of the house. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Impurity of the Birthing Mother and Her Offering Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Orla and Reishit And when you come to the land and plant every type of fruit tree, then you shall consider their fruit as orla ("uncircumcised"); for three years it shall be "uncircumcised" for you; it shall not be eaten. And in the fourth year all of its fruit shall be holy as thanksgiving to God. And in the fifth year you shall eat its fruit, that it may yield for you its increase; I am the Lord your God. (Vayikra 19:23-25) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon "An Ox or a Sheep - You Shall Not Slaughter It and Its Young on the Same Day" This week's parasha opens with the subject of protecting sanctity and the sanctified things – i.e., sacrificial food. Chapter 21 discusses the sanctity of the kohanim: the prohibition of defiling themselves through contact with a corpse, the categories of women whom they may not marry, the prohibition against a kohen with any physical blemish performing sacrifices. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Exile, the Land in Desolation and the Land Lying Fallow Parashat Behar discusses the laws of Shemitta and Yovel. Immediately thereafter comes the list of blessings and curses, at the beginning of Parashat Bechukotai. We shall begin by examining an excerpt from the curses. In chapter 26, verses 31-43, the Torah describes the punishment of destruction and exile. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Measure of Good is Greater than the Measure of Punishment In this shiur, we will examine the blessings and curses listed in our parasha in an attempt to understand how they relate to one another and why there appear to me so many more punishments than promises of blessing. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Nation and the Shekhina in the Wilderness Each of the five chumashim comprising the Torah is named after the first parasha in that chumash. The name of the parasha, in turn, represents one (or two) of the first words in the parasha. Seemingly, then, the name is arbitrary, devoid of any deeper meaning; but does the name "Bamidbar" ("in the wilderness") say anything about the content of this sefer? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Nazir In Parashat Naso, the Torah discusses a number of unique halakhic subjects, including the case of the nazir, which begins "If a man or a woman assumes a special nazirite vow (neder nazir), to separate himself to God" (v. 1). Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon "When You Kindle the Lamps" Parashat Beha'alotekha starts (8:1-4) with Moshe's command to Aharon to light the Menora (Candelabrum) and Aharon's fulfillment of the command. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Stick-Gatherer Parashat Shelach deals mostly with the episode of the Spies (Bamidbar 13-14). Chapter 15 presents a group of laws, and the commentators propose various explanations as to the significance of their location and context. Amidst this group of laws there is another brief narrative, concerning the stick-gatherer. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Incense and Korach's Dispute In the story of Korach and his rebellion, which our portion focuses on, the Ketoret (Incense) plays a central role. Our parasha includes two narratives in which the Incense features in a significant way. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Daughters of Tzelofchad Our parasha records the request (Bamidbar 27:3-4) by the daughters of Tzelofchad to receive an inheritance in Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel: "Our father died in the wilderness, but he was not among the congregation that gathered against God in the congregation of Korach; rather, he died for his own sin, and he had no sons. Why should our father's name be lessened among his family because he has no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers." What is the background of this request? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon "And These are the Journeys of Benei Yisrael..." Parashat Masei, which concludes Sefer Bamidbar, has two main subjects: first, a summary of the journeys of Benei Yisrael, the Jewish nation, in the wilderness; second, the final preparations for entering the land. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Let us Make Man Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Tower of Bavel Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Abram’s Mission Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Prophet in Prayer Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon "Do not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites... only do not take my son back to there" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Birthright Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Fleeing and Marrying, Reality and Vision Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Rachel's Burial "On The Way" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Yosef Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Reuven and Yehuda Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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