Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

TZAV, Leviticus 6:1-8:36
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
"Clothes make the man," or woman, as the expression goes -- and service in the Tabernacle was no different. Jewish law prohibits non-priests from wearing priestly garments, and further prohibits priests from carrying out their ritual functions unless they're garbed in the holy items described in the Torah. One person, however, didn't need such elaborate vestments. Concluding a discussion begun...
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Suzanne Kurtz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington When Stephanie Mattei was dating her boyfriend-turned-husband Angelo, she knew there was nothing more appropriate to make her South Philadelphia-bred Italian beau for dinner than pasta. But since it was Passover, and she is Jewish, there was only one option -- nonleavened noodles. "To this day, he still teases me about it!" says Mattei, 37, a psychologist in Havertown...
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By:
Rafael Medoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Many of us recall the use of Passover themes in such Jewish political activity as the "Freedom Seders" of the Jewish student movement of the 1960s or the "Let My People Go" campaigns by Soviet Jewry advocates in the 1970s and 1980s. But the appearance of Passover imagery in contemporary Jewish politics goes back much farther than that. With Passover...
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
With lots of matzah -- boxes and boxes of the flat stuff -- are you kosher for Passover? What about the day after; then what happens? Last Passover, I began a personal exodus that saw me depart from the diet I'd been using since my early days. What better time to do it? Passover is a celebration of "going out"...
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VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI, Exodus 35:1-40:38
By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
This week's regular portion concludes the book of Exodus, detailing the erecting of the Mishkan -- the sanctuary that accompanied the Israelites during their long pilgrimage to Canaan. The selection from the second Torah is called Parshat Hachodesh. Read each year prior to Pesach, it describes the instructions given by God to Moses and Aaron at the new moon of...
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