Torah Commentary Archive

Commentary on Parashat Naso

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis Here the priest shall administer the curse of adjuration to the woman, as the priest goes on to say to the woman – “may the Lord make you a curse and an imprecation among your people, as the Lord causes your thigh to sag and your belly to distend; may …

Commentary on Parashat Emor

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis There came out among the Israelites one whose mother was Israelite and whose father was Egyptian. And a fight broke out in the camp between that half-Israelite and a certain Israelite. The son of the Israelite pronounced the Name in blasphemy, and he was brought to Moses – now his …

Commentary on Parashat Aharei Mot

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “Do not defile yourselves in any of those ways, for it is by such that the nations that I am casting out before you defiled themselves.” Leviticus 18:24 Parashat Aharei Mot consists largely of a catalogue of sins that the priests and the people are not to commit. These range …

Commentary on Parashat Tzav

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “The fire on the altar shall be kept burning, not to go out; every morning the priest shall feed wood to it, lay out the burnt offering on it, and turn into smoke the fat parts of the offering of well-being. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the …