Did you see where that Bull go? – Accepting Responsibility

At the close of our portion of this week (Pinchas), we learn about all the sacrifices of Mussafim, the additional sacrifices which are to be offered on holy days- the Shabbats, Chagim, & beginnings of months - the Rashey Chodashim. On all the Holy days, starting from Rosh Chodesh, through Pessach and Shavuot (Jewish Pentecost) … Continue reading Did you see where that Bull go? – Accepting Responsibility

Their Torah or Ours?

The Midrash says that our forefathers, Avraham, Yizhak & Yaakov, fulfilled all of the 613 Mitzvot of the Torah, of their own initiative, through their own intuition. קיימו האבות את התורה, אפילו עירובי תבשילים. Our fathers fulfilled the Torah - even Eruvey Tavshilin!  (which is a decree of our Sages, obviously at a much later age). … Continue reading Their Torah or Ours?