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D’var Torah: Chukkat

| June 14, 2010

This week’s parsha is called Chukkat. The meaning of this word is ‘decree’ or ‘rule’, and refers to instructions – the rules of a sacrifice, specifically the rules regarding the sacrifice of the red heifer, an animal that does not exist in our world today. This sacrifice was at once unique: the animal itself was Read More

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D’var Torah: Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim

| April 23, 2010

This week we read in Vayikra – Leviticus – the dual-parsha Aharai-Mot / Kedoshim. The location of this week is in some ways strange and in other ways extremely apropos. The first book of the Hebrew Bible, בראשית (Genesis), gave us the foundations of our collective story – creation, ancient history, and chosen-ness vis-a-vis the Read More

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D’var Haggadah

| March 26, 2010

Hello I am writing you this letter to let you know about a project I recently completed as a part of my work as the MAZON advocacy fellow. Engaging the community in direct action and advocacy consists of letting people know that there is an issue that deserves their attention – that issue is hunger Read More

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D’var Torah: Mishpatim

| February 11, 2010

In this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, we are given a series of commandments concerning the relationship between man and man. This parsha directly follows that of Yitro, in which we received the Ten Commandments, revelation at Sinai, and experienced Hashem first hand. “Now these are the laws which you shall set before them: If you buy Read More

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