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Parashat Tazria-Metzora is one of the most puzzling parashot for the modern mind. It lays out the laws of purity and impurity. “Purity” enables inclusion in society, “impurity” effects exclusion and is associated with death. A met...

Posted on 26 April 2017, By Nizan Stein Kokin
Dove and Rabbit

The experience of the exodus from Egypt, Yeziat Mitzrayim, which we commemorate on Passover, is indelibly marked in the collective consciousness of the Jewish nation. It is this notion — of having been slaves to the Egyptians — that p...

Posted on 12 April 2017, By Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
Pesach 1 & 2

“Thank You for Being Late” is the title of the latest book from the prolific American journalist Thomas Friedman, published just before the American presidential election.  He records the phenomenon of the three largest forces on th...

Posted on 9 April 2017, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett