New Posts for 5776

Article Parsha 2016-05-22

Echoes of Eden Parashat B’har 5776 Seasons in the Sun

In a sense, we may say that the lunar cycle is a metaphor or an expression of our relationship with God: The moon’s light is a reflection of the sun; it has no luminescence of its own. Thus, the power of the Jewish court to determine when the holidays will be celebrated is a reflection, as it were, of God’s mastery of time, space and matter.

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Article Parsha 2016-05-10

Echoes of Eden Parashat Emor 5776 Sanctify Life

During a particularly difficult battle in southern Lebanon, Major Klein detected a grenade that had beenhurled at his Golani troops. He lunged for it, smothering it with his body, and screamed for his soldiers to take cover. And then, like Rabbi Akiva, and like so many martyrs throughout our history,he calmly but with intense conviction said the Shma

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