Tag Archives: Shabbat

Devil Inside – Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Parshat Kedoshim - which begins with the famous injunction, “you shall be holy” - includes a series of warnings against all kinds of horrifying idolatrous practices, replete with gory description: eating blood; gashing the flesh of dead bodies; passing children into fire.

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Purim Nugget: A Call for Unity

This upcoming Thursday is the festive holiday of Purim, which we celebrate the miraculous survival of the Jewish people in the year 357 BCE after there was a decree by the Persian King Achashveirosh to kill all the Jews in his vast empire of 127 countries.

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Rabbi Marc’s Dash of Drash: Impeccability

After the ecstatic and transformative moment of revelation at Sinai, Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21-24) calls on us to pay close attention to the details of our lives and the impact we have on the people and the world around us.

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Shabbat Nugget: Post Tu B’Shevat

This past Wednesday was Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for trees.  There are various customs for the celebration of the New Year of Trees, the most common of them is eating fruit on this day.

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