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Is there such a thing as Lashon Tov?
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The Sages understood tsara’at, the theme of this week’s parsha, not as an illness but as a miraculous public exposure of the sin of lashon hara, speaking badly about people. Judaism is a sustained meditation on the power of words to heal or harm, mend or destroy. Just as God created the world with words, so we […]
Envisioning the End
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             After the sacrifices discussed in the previous parsha and the description of which animals are clean and unclean, we come to Parshiot Tazria and Metzorah which explain how a woman regains purity after giving birth, and then continues to set forth the laws of […]
Going At It Alone
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“No man is an island.” “It takes a village.” These are just some of the clichés that are used to convey the importance of social groups, of the realization that people cannot “go at it alone”.
The Light We Make
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The great moment has come. For seven days – beginning on the 23rd Adar – Moses had consecrated Aaron and the priests. Now, on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the time has arrived for Aaron to begin his service, ministering to the people on behalf of God: It came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called to Aaron […]