Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Acharei Mot, Leviticus 16:1-18:30
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The original source describing the law of fasting on Yom Kippur brings to mind the story of a great rabbi who broke with tradition by eating on the holiday to save lives during a plague.
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METZORA, Leviticus 14:1-15:33
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Biblical leprosy was both a spiritual and physical ailment, a punishment doled out for the sin of evil speech, lashon hara.
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TAZRIA, Leviticus 12:1-13:59
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week's special maftir Torah reading highlights the co-dependency between God and humans — a relationship that is particularly relevant as Passover approaches.
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Shemini, Leviticus 9:1-11:47
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Today's culture of 'meat awareness' could take a page from this week's portion, which deals extensively with which sacrifices the priests were allowed to eat.
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Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Shabbat Zachor precedes our celebration of Purim, challenging us to remember the ambush of Amalek because Haman, the villain of the Megillah, is a descendant.
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