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Death Isn’t Final

On Shabbat Parah we read about the purification process of the Red Heifer. In times past, one who contracted the most severe form of impurity...

What are the Four Parshiyot?

The "Four Parshiyot" (four portions or four readings), are read as an addition to the regular Shabbat Torah portion, starting on the Shabbat directly...

What is Parshat Shekalim?

This special section of the Torah (Exodus 30:11-16) is read on the Shabbat before the month of Adar. Or, if Rosh Chodesh Adar is on Shabbat, Parshat...

What is Parshat HaChodesh?

Parshat HaChodesh is a special section of the Torah (Exodus 12:1-20) which is read on the Shabbat before the month of Nissan. Or, if Rosh...

What is Parshat Parah?

The Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan is Parshat Hachodesh (see What is Parshat HaChodesh?). The Shabbat before Parshat Hachodesh is Parshat Parah. Often...

What is "Parshat Zachor"?

The Shabbat before Purim is Parshat Zachor. According to many Halachic authorities there is a Biblical requirement for everyone to hear the Torah reading...