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Parshat Bamidbar

Parshat Bamidbar Understanding Who Am I

Parshat Bamidbar Parshat Bamidbar offers us a path to juggle the two conflicting identities of where do my loyalties lie regarding my family and tribe or to my nation? Let's ...
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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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Parshat Emor

Parshat Emor-But It’s Not Fair! Really?

Parshat Emor Parshat Emor introduces us to the laws of the Kohein and his unique laws. The Kohein was granted to exclusive role of serving in the Temple. His service ...
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Parashat Achrei Mot Kedoshim

Parashat Achrei Mot Kedoshim- Living A Life Of Holiness

This week we read a double portion, Parashat Achrei Mot Kedoshim. What is holiness? What does it mean to be a holy person? How can I be a holy person? ...
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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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Parashat Shmini

Parashat Shmini- Kosher Authorities Why So Many?

Parashat Shemini 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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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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Parshat Vayikra

Parshat Vayikra – Beware Not Too Much Salt.

Parshat Vayikra Parshat Vayikra introduces us to the world of korbanot- sacrifices. A system completely foreign to us. Or is it? Today we have no Temple and prayer has replaced ...
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Parashat Vayakhel Pekudie

Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei Excitement or Atonement?

Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei Parashat Vayakhel Pekudei concludes the book of Shemot - Exodus. The double Parasha describes in great detail the construction of the Mishkan- sanctuary. The question is why ...
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