21 03, 2021

Two biblical holidays celebrated at the same moment

By |2021-03-21T11:46:08-07:00March 21st, 2021|Thoughts|

  There are rabbis and scholars who are convinced that half of the biblical holiday of Passover was celebrated during the biblical holiday of Chag Hamatzot.   The problem I heard a rabbi and professor mistakenly tell his audience that the biblical holiday of “Passover” of the fourteenth day of the first month of the [...]

19 03, 2013

Tzav – Unusual Interpretations 19

By |2013-03-19T04:21:54-07:00March 19th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                          By Israel Drazin   Rashi’s grandson Rashbam, Maimonides, and Arnold Ehrlich have what some people might consider unusual even surprising interpretations of the biblical portion Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36. The following are few of them.   Why did the Torah require that the fire of the sacrifice burn on the altar all night in [...]