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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

Shavuot is one of the Shalosh R’galim, the three pilgrimage festivals, along with Pesach and Sukkot, when the Israelites marked key transitions in the agricultural year by bringing offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Shavuot marked th...

Posted on 29 May 2017, By Meira Ben-Gad

Parashat Bechukotai begins with the blessings that will follow if the Children of Israel obey God’s laws, and the horrible punishments that will follow if they do not. There are three or four blessings per verse for 8 verses, then three...

Posted on 17 May 2017, By Robert Stone