Each week, one of our distinguished faculty, mentors, or alumni dedicate themselves to providing you with insightful and inspiring torah commentary. In this section you will find this week's parsha hashavua - weekly torah portion commentary - as well as podcasts, videos and links to other resources for you to explore and enjoy. 


 

Commanded and Connected

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5779
by Rabbi Adam Greenwald
posted on March 20, 2019
“And God spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Command your brother and his sons regarding the Torah of the offerings.” (Leviticus 6:1-2) Mitzvah is one of the foundational words of Jewish life. Its root comes from the verb which is the name of this week’s parasha: Tzav, “command.” Despite its colloquial usage as “good deed,” mitzvah really means “commandment”—a holy edict, meant to give shape and substance to what it means to live as a member of the Jewish covenant.  Read more...