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My Hebrew Word – Shana The 3-letter root Shana has several different meanings but the most common in everyday speech is “year”. A year is the time it takes the Earth t...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner

Sotah – Oppression or Empowerment? Parashat Nasso contains the famous law of the Sotah (Num. 5:11-31), the woman who is suspected by her husband of having committed adultery. In such a case her husband can bring her to the priest (k...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Shoshana Cohen
The Origins of Dairy Foods on Shavuot

Sweetness drops from your lips, Oh bride; Honey and milk are under your tongue…” –Song of Songs 4:11 Cheesecake or ice cream?  Long before cheesecake or ice cream were invented Jews ate dairy foods on Shavuot, but the origins o...

Posted on 29 May 2017, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny