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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Parsha

Mother always told us to think before we do. 

The early parshiot of the book of Vayikra – Leviticus deal primarily with the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan and later the Temple. Many rabbis when faced with giving a speech or class of sacrifices breathe a sigh of relief because these portions often fall during the weeks of Shabbat HaGadol and Passover when one can replac the talk on the weekly portion with thoughts related to the time period we find ourselves in. Even in a leap year, these portions often mesh with Purim, Shabbat Zachor, Shabbat HaChodesh where we can more easily give over a timely message. 

Last week and this week though, we tried to break this unwritten rule and really focus on the idea of korbanot - sacrifices

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The commentaries wonder why the Torah does not specify who called to Moses, but instead use the ambiguous terminology of "He called to Moses". The Netivot Shalom offered a novel explanation for this.

The Torah, he states, is informing us that Hashem calls out to every person through the events that happen to him or her during his or her lifetime. In every situation in which a person finds himself, he can

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This week, we begin the third book of the Five Books of Moses, The Book of Leviticus. While the Book of Exodus focused on our redemption from Egypt, and concludes with the construction of the Tabernacle, the Book of Leviticus commences with the services that are to be performed there: the sacrificial offerings, and the Laws pertaining to the Kohanim.

When Moshe Rabbenu commands the Jewish nation to bring an offering, he states, "When a man (Adam) among you brings an offering to HaShem..."

There was no one in the world greater than Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis A"H in my humble opinion. On paper the Rebbetzin's accomplishments were beyond compare. A Holocaust survivor who instead of letting the holocaust defeat her, defeated as it were the Holocaust, by bringing thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people back to G-d, building a magnificent family that bear the names of the holy Rabbis and Rebbetzins of her family who sanctified G-d's Name in the mentionable horrors of the