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Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai: Relating To Time

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai I stare at the face in the mirror and then I look at a picture of myself at school, I am struck by the question, "Where has the ...
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Parashat Emor

Parashat Emor – Why Can’t I Be Like My Friends?

Parashat Emor Weekly Torah Portion This week's Torah portion is Parashat Emor. It is divided into two main themes: 1. The sanctity of the Kohen- the priests who descended from ...
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Lag Baomer

Lag BaOmer – 3 Lessons For Our Time

Lag B'Omer 2019 Lag Baomer is a minor celebration that signals a change in the nature of the Omer Period. For Sephardim, after Lag BaOmer, the period of mourning is ...
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Parashat Achrei Mot Weekly Torah Portion

Parashat Achrei Mot All About Passion

Parashat Acharei Mot Weekly Torah Portion Welcome to my first Parasha blog. We will start with a quick overview of the weekly Parasha, Parashat Achrei Mot followed by a message for Shabbat.  A ...
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Parashat Tazria Mezora

Parashat Tazria Metzora – The Sin Of The Birthing mother

Parashat Tazria Metzora Parashat Tazria Metzora lets us delve into the interesting law of the birthing mother being a Tamei - impure. The birth of a child is one of ...
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Yom Hazikaron Israel’s Remembrance Day

Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance is the day on which the State of Israel pauses to remember the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice so that the State could ...
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Parashat Shmini

Parashat Shmini- Kosher Authorities Why So Many?

Parashat Shmini Parashat Shmini as we see below touches on many topics. Today I want to focus on the last one, the laws of kashrut. We are blessed to live ...
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yom hashoah

Yom Hashoah Vehagevruah- The Meaning

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the first of three days on which we commemorate and celebrate the cataclysmic events of the 20th century that directly affected the Jewish People, ...
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Parashat Tzav

Parashat Tzav Being Thankful and Appreciating Life

Parashat Tzav Parashat Tzav introduces us to a new type of sacrifice. The Korban Todah the thanksgiving offering. An offering brought when one has survived a life-threatening situation. Is that ...
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