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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
Acharei Mot – Kedoshim: On Being a Holy Community

I’ve been surprised many times over these strange weeks by the sense of community that is available while I’m sitting in my living room. I live alone – just me and Nifal, my frolicking feline friend – and so days go by in ...

Posted on 30 April 2020, By Rabbi Natasha Mann
Tazria-Metzora

There is a pervasive myth in Jewish tradition that menstruating women cannot touch the Torah scroll. This myth hasn’t appeared out of the blue – this week’s Torah portion is about the interaction between ritual purity/impurity a...

Posted on 23 April 2020, By Rabbi Natasha Mann