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Chosing a Freedom & Taking Flight – Acharei Mot
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Rabbi Gideon Black of JLIC at New York University examines two verses from Parshat Acharei Mot that make it clear that just as much as Moses had to save the Jewish people from the grasp of Pharaoh, he also had to convince those who only desired a settled life in Egyptian society not to become […]
Please Don’t Eat Your Words, Parshat Metzorah
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Parshat Metzorah expands on last week’s portion and presents the story of a person who spoke badly about someone else, and was hit with mysterious spots on their body, their clothes and even their house. Although this seems unlikely to us now, Rabbi Yehoshua Kohl, Regional Director of NY NCSY, explains the spiritual dimensions and […]
Pleasures of the Plate & Parshat Shemini
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Many of the rules outlined in the Torah help us navigate the maze of life and pertain to pleasure, especially regarding food. These are the ones that are easiest to overdo! The rules in Parshat Shemini act as an instruction manual to help us live pleasurably but also prudently. Rabbi Phil Karesh, Educational Coordinator at […]
How is Jewish Time like a Circle?: Purim
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It was a truly fateful day when King Achashverosh couldn’t fall sleep… At the pinnacle of peril in Megillat Esther, the story of Purim, megillah readers briefly switch to the melody of Yom Kippur. Why is this? Rabbi Micah Greenland, International Director of NCSY, explains that by looking at Jewish history not as timeline, but […]