In the first portion of the Torah, Adam and Eve receive the commandment to “be fruitful and multiply.” What are the parameters of this mitzvah today?
Category - The Practical Parshah
Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week’s Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
The tribe of Yissachar studied Torah, while the tribe of Zevulun made money to support them. The mitzvah of financially supporting Torah study.
The meaning of the word “Amen,” when to say it, and why.
It is a commandment incumbent on every man and woman to write a scroll of the Torah. How does a “regular Jew” fulfill this mitzvah?
What does it really mean to repent? What feelings or actions does true repentance consist of?
The morning routine, according to Torah and how to put “first things first” the Jewish way.
The detailed laws of returning a lost object to its rightful owner.
The Torah gives the Sages the power to enact new laws and observances. We look at the “rabbinical holidays” of Chanukah and Purim.
There is a specific commandment to “rejoice on your Holidays.” How does one get into the joyful holiday spirit?
When you eat and have been satisfied, you shall bless. The laws of reciting grace.