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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?

Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?”   Tucked in-between the verses of what is known as the “Holiness Code” that spans this and last week’s Torah portion, is one of the best-known proclamations in Torah: “Love your...

A Holiness Code for Tomorrow

Acharei Mot: Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30 “A Holiness Code for Tomorrow”   This week’s Torah portion marks the beginning of what is known as the Holiness Code which will span the rest of Leviticus. This Holiness Code is a code of conduct, a guide that...

Mandatory Generosity at Our Seder

Passover 5782 “Mandatory Generosity at Our Seder”   A week from today, at our first Passover Seder, we will begin telling the story of our exodus from Egypt raising the matzah and saying in one voice:                Ha lachma anya… This is the bread...

The Sacred Time of Giving Birth

Tazria: Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59 “The Sacred Time of Giving Birth”   This week’s Torah portion begins with: The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure...