Monthly Archives: April 2017

Thoughts on Tazria-Metzora

It is curious that the issue of “uncleanness,” tumah (תמאה) in this week’s Parasha, Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33[i] has little if anything to do with conscious actions on the part of the people involved. Instead, each instance is a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shemini

This week’s parasha Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47)[i] begins “[n]ow it happened on the eighth day…” indicating that the seven-day consecration period of Aaron and his sons had been completed, and that now they would begin their service in the … Continue reading

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Pesach Greeting from the Hillel’s

As together, we celebrate the night of our freedom, let us all remember by whose hand we were delivered, And (the LORD) led out Israel from among them, for His lovingkindness endures forever, with a strong hand and outstretched arm, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tzav & Shabbat Hagadol

This week’s parasha is Tzav, “command,” Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36.[i][ii] Much of this week’s parasha continues to deal with the parameters of the sacrificial system instituted by Hashem, and then ends with the ordination Aaron and his sons. Interestingly, this … Continue reading

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