Monthly Archives: April 2019

Thoughts on Achrei Mot

In the Diaspora, (lands outside of Israel) this week’s Torah reading is for the Eighth Day of Pesach, Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:171 and the haftarah is Isaiah 10:32 – 12:62. In Israel, as we only celebrate one night of Pesach and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Metzora and Shabbat Hagadol

This Shabbat is another special Shabbat, Shabbat Hagadol, the Shabbat before Pesach. This week’s parasha is Metzora, Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33,* which continues the discussion of tzara’at that began in last week’s portion, Tazria, specifically the offerings that are brought … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tazria

This week’s parasha is Tazria, (she conceives) Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59*, along with two extra readings, Numbers 28:9-15 which is normal for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh and then Exodus 12:1-20 which is special for Shabbat HaChodesh (Rosh Chodesh Nissan). The special … Continue reading

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