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Tazria-Metzora

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
Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Gulag

The fact that no state in western Europe could ensure the elementary rights of the Jewish people or defend them from the violence of the Fascist executioners, explains the aspiration of the Jews to set up a state of their own. It would be...

Posted on 11 April 2018, By Colin Shindler
Shmini

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