## Seeds of Torah

In Vayikra 19:19 we are given the commandment “not to plant your field with mixed seeds”. The Gemarah (Shabbos 84b) explains that seeds which are side by side need to have a three tefach distance between the rows. However, if...

## The Height of Lights

In parsha Beha’aloscha (Bamidbar 8:2) the Cohen is commaned to light the menorah in the temple.  Ramban explains that our lighting of the Chanaukah menorah is a continuation of this mitzvah.   Author: S. B. Schramm Math Level: Geometry Grade...

## City of Levites

The Torah gives instructions on how to construct the cities of the Levites. We need to give 1,000 amahs outside the city for open space (Bamidbar 35: 4).Then it states that we need to give 2,000 amahs outside the city...

## Gaon Around in Circles

The Haftorah of parshas Vayakhel, Shemos is from sefer Melachim ספר מלכים (Kings I) 7:23 describes the pool that was built in the house of שלמה המלך (King Solomon). The verse describes the pool as being circular with a diameter...

## Sukkah Size It!

In parsha Emor (Vayikra 23:42) we are commanded to sit in a succah on Succos. Author: Shlomo Miller Math Level: Geometry Grade Level: 8th Topics: Relationship between circumference and area of a circle   The Question: ——————- How do you...

## Where to put the Woodpile?

In parshas Terumah (Shemos 27:1) the Jewish people received instructions to build the alter. A. The width of the Courtyard of The Mishkan (The Tabernacle) was 50 amos [see “A”] (Shemos 27:12). The width of The Mishkan is 10 amos [see...

## The Choshen

The Choshen (Breastplate) of the Kohen Gadol has a length of ½ amah (cubit) and a width of ½ amah [Shemos 28:16]. According to the opinion of the Chazon Ish that a cubit is 22.7 inches what was the area...

## The Outer Mizbe’ach

The Outer Mizbe’ach (altar) was 5 amos by 5 amos. [see “D”] (Shemos 27:1). In the center of the Mizbe’ach was The Ma’aracha (woodpile). The Ma’aracha was 1 amah (cubit) by 1 amah [see “E”] ( 62a) [see “B”]. What...