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Shmini

Shmini deals with two fundamental facets of human existence: death and food. We open with the ceremony celebrating the priestly ordination of Aaron and his sons, marked by a series of animal offerings. Then comes the death of Nadab and Ab...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Meira Ben-Gad
Ramban

There’s a great sketch on Erets Nehederet (Israeli Saturday Night Live) where the Ramban gets confused for the Rambam and he gets increasingly angry about it, eventually giving up and resigning himself to infinite acronymic anonymity. A...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet
Tzav

This week’s parasha addresses the problem of political legitimacy. How does Moses establish the legitimacy of the priestly family? In Pekudei we read that on the first day of the first month of the second year, Moses set up the Mishkan ...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Mike Fenster