Posts from June 2020

tzitzit

The Importance and Beauty of Tzitzit

This week’s torah portion of Shelach L’kha introduces a very practical commandment still applicable for us still today! In this week’s Torah parashah, after seeing that God’s people were having difficulty remembering and guarding God’s commandments, and thereby losing their intended blessing, we see an introduction to the principle of wearing a “reminder tassel” called a…

Tevilah and Mikvah

Tevilah and Mikvah During Biblical Times Tevilah is the Biblical act of immersing oneself in a natural living water source for ritual cleansing. In ancient times a stream or river was used, but in modern times a specially constructed pool called a “mikveh” is normally used. Today, in Judaism, the terms are used somewhat interchangeable,…