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The Egyptian Sanctuary of the Exodus

The Egyptian Sanctuary of the Exodus

As part of the ritual of the paschal offering in Egypt, Moses instructed the people (Exodus 12:22-23): And you shall take a bundle of hyssop and immerse [it] in the blood that is in the basin, and you shall apply to the lintel and to the two doorposts the blood that is in the basin, and you … Continue reading

Bikkurim During the Sh’mitta Year

During the Sabbatical year, no one truly owns the crops, and therefore, there is no one to designate the leqet, shich’ha, or pei’a for the poor. No one, except for the courts, may actually conduct a full scale harvest. These three particular gifts to the poor can only be given if the owner of the … Continue reading