The Shmuz On The Parshah

The Age Of Disrespect

Eliezer, the servant of Avraham, went to find a wife for Yitzchak. He approached the city of...

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“When you enter the Land of Israel, you will enjoy prosperity and abundance. You will build beautiful homes. Your crops and livestock will increase. You will amass gold and silver. And all that you engage in will flourish… If you become arrogant and say, ‘My strength and the might of my hand made this wealth…’”

“You shall be holy, for holy am I, your G-d.”

VaYikra 19:2


In this one sweeping statement, the Torah assigns to us a mitzvah that seems well beyond our capacity – be holy. Even more perplexing, this isn’t relegated only to the elite, or to the most pious. Rather, every Jew is commanded to be sacred.