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Acharei Mot – Keep your Distance

Shakespeare famously asked, ‘Can one desire too much of a good thing?’ The Torah sounds a warning, one that chimes with contemporary experience, which challenges this assertion. There are, in Torah and in life, many desires that can b...

Posted on 26 April 2016, By Marc Shoffren

Kedoshim stands out as a beacon of ethics amidst all the ritual sacrifices and other obsolete laws of Vayikrah (so far), even including Yom Kippur. Usually part of a double sedra with Acharei Mot, this being a leap year it is read ...

Posted on 26 April 2016, By Alan Orchover

Chag Sameach One of the three rabbinic obligations relating to the night of Pesach is to drink four cups of wine. In the tradition that we have inherited, those four cups structure the whole evening’s rituals, to the extent that each cu...

Posted on 18 April 2016, By Rabbi Joel Levy