Bamidbar 11:4-6 The riffraff in their midst felt a gluttonous craving; and then the Israelites wept and said, “If only we had meat to eat!” We remember the fish we […]
Saint and Sinner Naso continues describing the roles of Levite clans. Later in Bamidbar, these assigned roles will be significant because Korach will justify his revolt because he questions the […]
How am I counted? What is my measure? Who am I?
Bamidbar 1:1 … the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, […]
Leviticus 25:35 If your brother becomes impoverished and his means falter with you, you shall strengthen him – proselyte or resident – so that he can live with you.
I’m not sure if “anecdote” is the right word, but I have two of them:
I read an article during the week on JewishBoston.com which spoke of […]
Emor continues with exploring the nature of holiness. We learn about additional conditions on the behavior of priests, special rules involving sacrifices, the holy days of the year, and the […]
A Blend of Jazz and Jewish Folk Melodies
Wednesday, June 6, 7pm • JCC Hart Theater
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The goal of Mussar is holiness – Kedoshim is a critical text from a Mussar perspective. While Mussar shares and borrows techniques with non-religious self-help, it seeks a Jewish religious […]
In the rabbinic tradition, the text of Tazria-Metzora presents a cascade of punishments for sins related to our treatment of others: haughtiness, selfish manipulation, slander, and lashon hara, among others. […]
We’ve watched the priests perform the sacrifices and care for the altar. We’ve reached the entranceway to the inner sanctuary, and perhaps think we are ready to enter deeper into […]