Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

EMOR, Leviticus 21:1-24:23
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Jewish Exponent Feature
We have reached the midpoint of our journey through the Torah, and are reading regulations for sanctifying behavior, dress, food and gathering places. The regulations articulated in Emor -- the focus on what the priests, and the people -- may and may not eat, encourage us to consider conversations about suitable food that appear throughout the Torah. What and how...
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KEDOSHIM, Leviticus 19:1-20:27
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Arriving just after the Pesach holiday and its celebration of our Divine deliverance from bondage, this week's Torah portion provides the point of it all. Why were the Jewish people taken out of Egypt, as the Haggadah emphasizes, "with an outstretched arm," with plagues and miracles, and led through a splitting sea? Why were they given the Torah? Why were...
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CHOL HAMOED PASSOVER
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
The Shabbat during Passover is a time of renewal. The arduous preparations for Passover are behind us -- we have finished the frantic days of cleaning and cooking. The seders are completed, and while we still abstain from chametz to remind us of the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt, and of those today who are still not free, we...
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By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE One of the biggest problems with the week of Pesach is that so much of the food is so heavy. Eggs, oil, matzah meal and meat -- lots and lots of meat and chicken, and then maybe some more meat. Sometimes, all you want is a little bit of nothing to fill in the times between the...
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By:
Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Let's face it, sometimes Passover food can get monotonous -- how many potatoes can one person eat? So when the family tires of chicken and potatoes or roast and potatoes, why not try using whole matzah as a raw material? There are matzah kugels and matzah roll-ups. Sephardi Jews often dampen matzah before eating it; then it can be filled...
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