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Counting days under ‘lockdown’ and the blessing of Shabbat

I can’t be the only person who’s losing track of time. One day simply runs into another. That’s why I’m finding the traditional Jewish way of structuring the week so helpful: Sunday is rishon leShabbat, the 1st day ...

Posted on 7 April 2020, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
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The parashah, like much of the book of Vayikra, is concerned with sacrificial rituals. It is about sacrifices as a messy physical reality – the slaughtering of the animal (though this parashah also deals with menachot, offering...

Posted on 2 April 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer