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Chayei Sara

Our tradition considers that every letter and word in the Torah has something to teach us. For example, there are two short phrases in this week’s Sidra that the rabbis expanded into two laws relating to Jewish marriage: namely, that a ...

Posted on 2 December 2019, By Janine Stein
Tu B’Av – The Jewish Festival of Love

Tu B’Av is what we Jews have instead of Valentine’s Day. We learn of it from the end of Tractate Ta’anit, the tractate of the Talmud which discusses when and why Jews fast. Following its discussion of the fast of ...

Posted on 16 August 2019, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
Behar

As a rabbinical student living in New York City, I was often struck by the fact that non-Jewish politicians understood that the principle of kashrut applied both to the fitness of food and to the fitness of legislation. Listening to the n...

Posted on 24 May 2019, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny