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The Amidah Kedusha

If the Amidah has a ‘high point’ then it is the section referred to as ‘the kedushah’ or ‘holiness’. It is a responsive communal prayer. It is missed out in the silent version of the Amidah, and though there are varying custom...

Posted on 25 October 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Vayera

We regularly describe Judaism as an ancient religion, emphasizing the antiquity of our narratives and pointing back to ancestors who take on mythic proportions. This week’s parashah is a prime exemplar, relating foundational stories of ...

Posted on 25 October 2018, By Claudia Setzer
Spotlight on the Talmudic Sages: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Not many rabbis have superpowers, but a major exception is Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Also known by his acronym, Rashbi, he was a second century rabbi living in the land of Israel during Roman occupation. According to the Babylonian Talmud ...

Posted on 16 October 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick