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Chukat

Is Halakhah Binding No Matter What? The beginning of this week’s parashah presents the description of the red heifer ritual.  In a nutshell, a perfectly unblemished red heifer must be killed, certain rituals performed with it, and its ...

Posted on 28 June 2017, By Rabbi Joel Roth
Korach’s Fire Pans: Relics of Rebellion to Sacred Lessons

Contentiousness, dissent, and upheaval mark the opening of Parashat Korach. Dissatisfied with his status among the Israelite people, Korach leads a rebellion against the leadership of Moses, claiming, “You have gone too far! For all the...

Posted on 21 June 2017, By Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
Sh’lach-L’Chah

Not for nothing is the logo of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism an enormous cluster of grapes carried aloft between two figures. The image is straight from Sh’lach-L’Cha in which Moshe dispatches twelve tribal representatives on a recon...

Posted on 14 June 2017, By Angela Gluck