Bamidbar 16:1-3 Now Korah, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On, son of Peleth–descendants of Reuben–to […]
Bamidbar 13:27-33, 14:1-4 This is what they told him: “We came to the land you sent us to; it does indeed flow with milk and honey, and this is its […]
Bamidbar 12:1-15 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married: “He married a Cushite woman!” They said, “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses? […]
Bamidbar 6:7-8 …since hair set apart [crown] for his God is upon his head: throughout his term as nazirite he is consecrated [holy] to his LORD.
Bamidbar 6:13-14 This is […]
Rabbi Rachel Smookler
Can you imagine…your very first experience of walking into an American home was piles of pillows, bedding, household items everywhere, mattresses lined up on their sides in […]
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.
Guests are invited to bring their own wine. Open to the community. […]
Emor continues with exploring the nature of holiness. We learn about additional conditions on the behavior of priests, special rules involving sacrifices, the holy day – proportional justice. The Torah […]
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 […]