Rabbi’s Blog

Yom haZikkaron (Memorial Day) & Yom haAtzma’ut (Independence Day) 5779

May 8, 2019

2019-05-08T11:01:22-04:00|

They waited for him to come home:the trimmed lawn, the tree in its saucer, the faded plastic chairs, the rustygate, creaking on its hinges.Mother, brother, father, sister, frozen in time: wilting, transparent,bowed down with weight of [...]

To err is human…Shabbat Vayikra/Zakhor 5779 (2019)

2019-03-17T22:07:05-04:00|

“an inadvertent violation that involves committing an act…” – in Hebrew, shig’gat ha-ma’aseh (שגגת המעשה). Such is the rabbinic understanding of the case described in our parashah. “If any person from among [...]

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