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The second verse of this week’s parashah reads: Speak to the children of Israel saying, “When a woman conceives seed and gives birth to a male, she will be ritually unclean for seven days” (Leviticus 12:2) What is ritual uncleanlin...

Posted on 19 April 2018, By Allan Myers

Aaron’s oldest sons, Nadav and Avihu, offer unsanctioned ‘strange fire’ and are ‘consumed’ by God. Why? To enable the younger Eleazar to succeed Aaron as Cohen Gadol in defiance of human primogeniture and, crucially, for Eleazar...

Posted on 11 April 2018, By Nahum Gordon
The Miracle of Nature

Miracle. What does this word mean to you? Winning the lottery? Being the sole survivor of a plane crash? The laws of physics? The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by ...

Posted on 5 April 2018, By Jonny Kay