Weekly Torah Portion

In this week’s parsha, Tzav, we are told the details of the rituals connected with the final days of preparation for the opening of the Tabernacle in the desert. There are details about sacrifices, and the rituals which sanctify the Tabernacle itself, its vessels, as well as the priests – Aharon and his sons – for the work they will do in this portable Temple.

24.03.2015

Previous Torah Portions

I'm confused. Here in Israel we have elections coming up in a few weeks, and I’ll be damned if there’s a party on the ballot I feel good voting for.
25.02.2015
My grandson, Tzur, is approaching his second birthday. For the past few months, he has been using the word שלי – mine – an awful lot.
13.02.2015
As an educator, I am often asked questions about God.  "Do you believe in God?" "How do we know God exists?" "What if you find you just can't believe?"  "How can you come to a belief in, or knowledge of, God?" This is my answer:
06.02.2015

Jewish Holidays

Purim: Who's in Charge? The Book of Esther and the Use and Misuse of Power

Megillat Esther begins with a look at the court of King Ahashverosh.

Jewish Life Cycle

One of the most important mitzvoth in the Torah is called the מת מצוה (met mitzvah) – a deceased person whom it is a commandment to bury.

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