In the Torah, we see that only the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest) had access once a year on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to the very Presence of God in the Kodesh HaKodeshim (Holy of Holies), which was the heart of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and later the Beit HaMikdash (Temple). To enter in, the Cohen HaGadol would go through the Parokhet (פרוכת / veil or curtain) that separated this holiest of places from the rest of the Temple. The word parokhet is derived from the root perek פרך which can mean to break apart or to fracture, but also rigour and severity.
In Biblical times, in obedience to Numbers 15:38–41, men would wear a four-cornered tallit (cloak or gown) with tassels (tzitzit). But what about today?
Discover how the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah helps a child takie greater responsibility for his actions and strengthens his identity as a Jew.
Balak (Destroyer) Numbers 22:2–25:9; Micah 5:6–6:8; 2 Peter 2:1–22 “And Balak [בָּלָק] the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.” (Numbers 22:2) Last week’s Parasha …
On Shavuot, God gave us two of His most priceless gifts: The Torah (His Word) and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).
The Suffering and Exaltation of the Messiah
Israel’s Redeemer and a Light to the Nations
The Servant’s Obedience
The Rejected Cornerstone
Delivered Out of the Jaws of Death
Risen from the Grave
Exalted to God’s Right Hand
A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
The Sign of Immanuel
To Us a Child Is Born
God’s Anointed Ruler and Son
The Branch From Jesse
The Seventy “Sevens”
The Divine Visitation to the Temple
The World Ruler from the Tribe of the Lion of Judah
The Coming of Zion’s King
Mourning for the One They Pierced
The Exalted Son of Man
The New Covenant
The Servant’s Mission and Calling
Born of the seed of woman
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