Divrei Torah from the Middle School

Posted 04/19/2018 03:06PM
Do you get goosebumps when you are scared, or butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous or excited? Isn't that weird? After all, it's your mind and heart that feel excitement or fear. Why do your hands and stomach react in this way? G‑d created our bodies to be sensitive and to react to the things which we think and feel. The Torah tells us that there was a time when people were so sensitive, that they could actually see a change on their skin because of something they said...
Posted 04/12/2018 06:22PM
In this week's Parasha, Parashat Shemini, Nadav and Avihu sin. Nadav and Avihu were the two sons of the Kohen Gadol Aharon. They wanted to express their gratitude to ה' by offering a korban. As they sacrificed the korban, they were killed. Why were two tzadikim killed for one minor sin?
Posted 03/30/2018 10:27AM
The Torah-reading for the 7th day of Pesach is from ספר שמות ,פרשת בשלח. It talks about the Jews leaving Mitzrayim and includes שירת ים סוף. Pharaoh sent the Jews out of Egypt after the last plague. They took Joseph's bones with them to be buried in the land of Israel...
Posted 03/27/2018 04:17PM
We all know that on the day before Pesach there is a fast of Bechorim, also known as the fast of the firstborn. Normally, we would make a siyum to avoid the fast. But this seems odd -- how come so few firstborns actually fast? Why don't more firstborns fast?

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