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Adar & the Jewish Leap Year

The Jewish calendar is based on two principles. It is both a lunar calendar, based on the time it takes for the moon to go around the earth, and a solar calendar, based on the time it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun. We lear...

Posted on 31 January 2019, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Mishpatim

There are few cases in the Torah in which emotions or thoughts are directly demanded. While we are called to increase love and avoid hatred and jealousy, these mitzvot are far outnumbered by commandments on interpersonal and ritual action...

Posted on 31 January 2019, By Natasha Mann
Spotlight on Talmudic Sages: Reish Lakish

Rabbi Shimon Ben Lakish, known as Reish Lakish, was a 3rd-century Amora who lived in the town of Sepphoris. He is primarily remembered for two things: his rather insalubrious youth, during which he worked as a thief and a gladiator, and h...

Posted on 31 January 2019, By Rina Wolfson