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Shemini

Is there such a thing as Divine Justice? In this week’s sedra, we find the strange episode of Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, who apparently made some kind of sacrifice using what the Torah calls “strange fire” (Lev. 10:1). We are ...

Posted on 19 April 2017, By Allan Myers
Yom HaShoah – Holocaust and Authenticity

Jewish communities celebrate the freedom of Pesach by commemorating, a week later, the darkest moment in our history, and, indeed, that of humanity. There is something remarkable about locating a commemoration of the Holocaust a week afte...

Posted on 19 April 2017, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Pesach 7 & 8

As memories of the seders slip away, it is timely to reflect on the Torah portion for this seventh day of Pesach, from that part of the book of Exodus where the people of Israel stand poised on the shore of the Red Sea, waiting to cross. ...

Posted on 14 April 2017, By Rabbi Carl Wolkin