Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Shabbat Hagadol
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
The Shabbat before Pesach is known as Shabbat Haga­dol, the Great Shabbat. There are different explanations given for this.
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Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Vayikra, the Book of Leviticus that we begin this Shabbat, is not for the faint of heart. Its focus at first is on sacrifice. It describes the killing of animals, cutting them up, the entrails, the blood, the fat, the smoke. Sacrifices are messy work, and the Torah provides the graphic details. Vayikra describes a complex system in which people...
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Vayakhel/Pekudei, Exodus 35:1-40:38
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week, we complete the book of Exodus. The Israelites have been enslaved in Egypt, exulted in their freedom, stood in wonder as the sea parted, wandered in the wilderness and heard the words of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai.
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KI TISSA, Exodus 30:11-34:35
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This portion poses a question that powers the rest of the Torah: “How can God and Israel maintain a relationship?"
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TETZAVEH, Exodus 27:20-30:10
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Ours is a world of potential.
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