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Bamidbar

A few verses into Bamidbar we come across a strip of (metaphorical) crime scene tape – that black and yellow tape that the police use to mark off, protect, and preserve a crime scene: “and the stranger who draws near shall die.”...

Posted on 21 May 2020, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
Behar-Bechukotai

This parasha contains both blessings for observance of the mitzvot and curses for failing to observe them. The curses themselves are disturbing, but what is perhaps more disturbing is the dictatorial approach taken by God. The c...

Posted on 13 May 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Emor

At the end of the section of this week’s parasha dealing with the regulations concerning priests, comes the following verse: “You shall not profane My Holy Name, but I will be sanctified among the children of Israel.” This tells us ...

Posted on 7 May 2020, By Allan Myers