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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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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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Parashat Ki TIssa

Parashat Ki Tissa – The Gift Of Patience

Parashat Ki Tissa This week we read Parashat Ki Tissa. Ki Tissa is dominated by the sin of the Golden Calf and its aftermath. Moses had been on the mountain ...
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Parashat Tetzaveh

Parashat Tetzaveh-The Tamid Jew

Parashat Tetzaveh Parashat Tetzaveh continues with the list of instructions about building the Mishkan. This week the focus is on the Kohanim, their clothes and their dedication ceremony. This was ...
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Parashat Terumah

Parashat Terumah-The Shul Standing At Sinai.

Parashat Terumah Parashat Terumah opens with the command to build a Mishkan- sanctuary or Tabernacle. The Parasha introduces the second half of the book of Exodus- the instruction about building ...
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Parashat Mishpatim

Parashat Mishpatim Judaism A Dynamic Religion

Parashat Mishpatim Parashat Mishpatim lays out for us multiple mitzvot- commandments. As a set table of rules, the Torah guides us through the challenges of modern life. One such challenge ...
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