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 of seven days in total isolation, followed by...
    Or HaLev
    23.04.20 12:27 PM - Comment(s)

    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...

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    12.05.19 10:38 AM - Comment(s)

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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...

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    25.04.19 09:11 AM - Comment(s)

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    Each week, we’ll explore a practice theme that arises in the weekly Torah portion. This week’s parasha “Tazria" is all about life, how its made and the magic and messiness of being sensual beings.

    To make sen...

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    19.04.19 10:28 AM - Comment(s)