Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775

TAZRIA-METZORA, Leviticus 12:1-15:33
By:
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
From time to time, we encounter new strains of a virus that science is helpless to control. Imagine what it must have been like in ancient times, when almost every illness was like that. Tsara'at (usually translated as "leprosy," but including a much greater range of ailments of the skin) is the Bible's prime example. No wonder it is labeled...
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SHEMINI, Leviticus: 9:1-11:47
By:
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
One of the most problematic incidents in the entire Bible is the traumatic death of the two sons of Aaron -- Nadav and Avihu -- at the zenith of the dedication of the Sanctuary, which was to be the sacerdotal province of the High Priest, Aaron. This week's Torah reading describes the context of the tragedy, which only increases our...
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It's Passover: Ole!
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
During Passover, most American Jews forgo the zesty tacos and tortillas they savor the rest of the year. But what if someone knew how to prepare Mexican food without flour or leavening? What if these recipes were served during the holiday's eight days in an upscale restaurant? "Several years ago, I began experimenting with the infusion of Mexican ingredients and...
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Philadelphia's memorial ceremony for the 6 million represents a time to remember and retell
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Arie Shnaper is a self-described "Holocaust activist." He was one of the founding members of the United Partisan Organization (UPO), a group of Jewish residents in the Vilna ghetto who were committed to meeting three objectives. "We vowed to obtain arms; to wage acts of sabotage against the Germans whenever possible; and, most importantly, to resist when the Germans began...
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No longer able to draw a minyan on Shabbat -- let alone on weekdays -- Young Israel of Oxford Circle, founded 53 years ago, has decided to close its doors for good, making it the latest Northeast Philadelphia synagogue to fall victim to changing demographics and a worsening economic picture. "Fifty years ago, people never thought that the neighborhood would...
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Katz Jewish Community Center Cherry Hill
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