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Thoughts on Pesach
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The Essential Elements of the Commandment to Retell the Redemption from Egypt And Moshe said to the nation: Remember this day that you went forth from Egypt, from the house of bondage – for with a mighty hand Hashem took you forth from this. Leaven products should not be eaten. (Shemot 13:3) 1. A biblical […]
Communal Confession
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Context The communal vidui, confession, recited by the Kohen Gadol over the se’ir hamishtaleiach is a central feature of this Yom Kippur Temple ritual: “And Aharon shall place his two hands upon the living he-goat and he shall confess upon it all of the iniquities of the children of Israel and all of their rebellious […]
Parshat Acharei Mot: The Azazel
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“The goat will thus carry all the sins away to a desolate area when it is sent to the wilderness. ” (VaYikra 16:22) The parasha describes the service performed by the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. As part of this service, two male goats are selected. One goat is offered as a chatat sacrifice. The […]
Parshat Acharei Mot: The Yom Kippur Service
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“The goat will thus carry all the sins away to a desolate area when it is sent to the wilderness.” (VaYikra 16:22) The parasha describes the service performed by the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. As part of this service, two male goats are selected. One goat is offered as a chatat sacrifice. The other […]
Is there such a thing as Lashon Tov?
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Metsora – 9 April 2011 – 5 Nisan 5771 As we saw last week, the sages understood tsaraat, 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 […]