Torah Reflections – May 22-28, 2016

B’har Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2   Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land On July 8, 1776 the Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia to mark the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. On the side of the legendary cracked bell the famous...

Torah Reflections – May 15-21, 2016

Emor Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23   What we Celebrate Defines Who we Are In our weekly Torah reading we find the list of holidays to be celebrated by the Israelites on a yearly basis. This annual cycle of celebrations sets a beautiful frame for a life punctuated...

Torah Reflections – May 8-14, 2016

Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27   A Holiness Code for Tomorrow The concluding verses in last week’s Torah portion marked the beginning of what is known as the Holiness Code which continues this week and will span the rest of the Book of Leviticus. This Holiness...

Torah Reflections – May 1-7, 2016

Acharei Mot Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30   Drawing Closer to God There is an interesting passage in this week’s Torah portion that caught my eye this time around. God, through Moses, asks the Israelites to only bring sacrifices at the entrance of the Tent of...

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