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“Send men for you so that explore the land of Canaan” (Bamidbar 13: 2) The spies committed a terrible sin by speaking ill of the Promised Land. The great commentator Rashi asks why the Parasha that speaks of the spies was related to the Parsha that speaks of Miriam, and answers that it is because she had been punished for the slander she said of her brother, and these wicked ones saw the punishment that she received, but still did not assimilate the lesson. The Israelites also believed what the spies said and they too wept. As the verse (Bamidbar...

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"And that's how the Menorah was made, beaten, chiseled in gold" (Numbers 8: 4) (Parasha Behaloteja Bamidbar-Numbers 8,1 - 12,16) The great commentator Rashi, in Perasha Terumá wrote (25:32): Moshé Rabenu was complicated to make the Menorah, therefore Hashem told him to throw a piece of gold into the fire and it will be done alone. Here a question arises, it is known that in Washington there is a museum where it has statues of all the presidents who ruled the United States, these pieces are also made of a single piece of metal. How is it that Moshe is...

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Parasha Ajarei Mot - Kedoshim Vayikra - Leviticus (16,1- 20, 27) "Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel and tell them: They shall be sacred, because I, Hashem, your God, am Sacred" (Vaikrá 19: 2). There are two kinds of holiness, holiness that implies a departure from what is allowed by the Torah, "Sanctify yourself with what is allowed", as wrote the Rambán; and there is also the holiness that implies a departure from what is prohibited by the Torah, and that is also called holiness, as Rashi explained about the phrase of the verse "Sacred shall...

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Vayikra - Leviticus 9: 1 - 11:47 Let's learn from the verse: “And it was, on the eighth day, that Moshe called Aharon and his sons and the elders of Israel” (Vaikrá 9: 1). The essence of the word elder-s (old, elder) is actually an acrostic of the Hebrew phrase "ze kanah hochma" that is to say "this person has acquired wisdom". And just as it is said about Abraham Avinu (Our Father Abraham): "And Abraham was old", and also about Yitzchak Avinu: “And it was when Yitzjak was old”, and our Sages of blessed memory explained to us that...

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  "La mezuzá tampoco se queja"  “El llamó a Moshé” (Vaikrá 1:1) Cómo lo hemos explicado anteriormente en el Sefer Toráh la letra "Alef" final de la palabra "Vayikra" (el llamo) está escrita más pequeña que las otras letras. Esto es conocido como una Alef zeirá o Alef pequeña, en arameo la palabra "Alef" significa "enseñar" y zeirá también conota "joven" o "pequeño", Así es que Alef zeirá puede leerse como "enseña a los niños pequeños" Lo que explican los sabios que debemos comenzar a enseñar Toráh a nuestros hijos a partir del libro de Levítico.  Rabenu Iaakov Baal HaTurim...

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