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Reflections: Tzav

Tzav merely supplements the general commandments to the Israelite nation with more detailed instructions for the priests. These regulations focus exclusively on ritual minutiae and show no concern whatsoever for theological or ethical mat...

Posted on 23 March 2013, By Matt Plen
Conscription of Women into the Israel Defense Forces

The number of girls who identify themselves as “religious” and thus do not serve in the army is increasing. Further, the opinions of rabbis are heard which state that not only is it not proper for girls to serve but that the h...

Posted on 16 March 2013, By Rabbi Robert Harris
Reflections: Vayikra

The reputation of the Book of Leviticus, which we begin to read this Shabbat, has suffered from ups and downs in the public eye. In traditional Judaism it was considered so important that the education of little children began with the st...

Posted on 16 March 2013, By Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer