Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776
By:
Rabbi Chaim Galfand
Perhaps holiness does not inhere in our realm, but, rather, we take steps in hopes that Hashem’s world will burst through and touch ours — if only temporarily.
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By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
Just as kiddush hashem is an act that causes a non-Jew to praise the God of Israel, an act of hillul hashem causes others to think of Jews and their God as disreputable.
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By:
Rabbi Robyn Frisch
Understanding everything in the Torah to be intentional, the sages of Jewish tradition, of course, had explanations as to why the command regarding parents is phrased differently in Leviticus than it is in both Exodus and Deuteronomy, each of which contain the Ten Commandments.
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By:
Rabbi David Levin
Is this some kind of warning to Aaron that he has a job to do, so get to it, but do it right or I will make sure you end up like your kids? That seems like unnecessarily harsh treatment of Aaron, but perhaps it is to guide us toward a deeper idea surrounding the urgency of atonement.
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By:
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
On the eighth day of Passover, we read a passage from the Book of Deuteronomy that lists the festivals of the Jewish calendar. What does it tell us about how we spend our time and our relationships to the people around us?
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