At the end of Pashas Emor, the Torah describes the “Lechem Hapanim,” the special weekly Minchah offering. The dough was shaped into twelve loaves, and placed on the Shulchan in two stacks of six. Each Shabbos, the bread was replaced with fresh loaves, and the previous week’s loaves were eaten by the Kohanim. Interestingly, there... Read more »

The Gemara Berachos 5a teaches that when suffering befalls an individual he should introspect. HaGaon HaRav Chaim M’Voloshin writes in Nefesh HaChaim, based on Rashi (Ibid) that a person should contemplate carefully into the nature of the suffering that befell him, to determine what personal shortcomings were responsible for this occurring mida k’neged mida. It... Read more »