Blog tagged as Torah

    Parashat Tazria Metzorah
    An uneasy feeling arises in me when I settle in to read this week’s Torah portion, which among other things, mandates social isolation due to a mysterious and highly contagious illness. The calamity there is tzarat, often grossly translated as leprosy, and the prescription is successive periods...
    Or HaLev
    23.04.20 12:27 PM - Comment(s)
    Parashat B'ha'alotkha

    reflection by Rabbi Daniel Silverstein

    “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Have two silver trumpets made; make them of hammered work. They shall serve you to summon the community and to set the divisions in motion” (Numbers 10:2)

    The following verses state that these trumpets are blown to assembl...

    Or HaLev
    14.06.19 02:15 PM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Emor - The Horrendous Parts

    By: Genevieve Greinetz, Rabbinic Intern


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    In scouring over Parshat Emor, I found myself skipping over the horrendous parts of it. The parsha begins by relaying that all people who “have a defect” are not allow...

    Or HaLev
    12.05.19 10:38 AM - Comment(s)
    Parashat Achrei Mot - Into the Wilderness

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    With Pesach ending and the Counting of the Omer beginning, it might feel as though the last thing we need is for this week’s parasha to introduce another major holiday into the mix. However, the repentance r...

    Or HaLev
    25.04.19 09:11 AM - Comment(s)