B’midbar

First day, second month Year two since leaving Egypt Intermission’s done This week we begin the fourth of Moses’s five books. But it’s been...
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Behar / Bechukotai

The faithful are blessed The faithless suffer curses But still, forgiveness   Bechukotai begins with blessings (Leviticus 26:3-9) “If you follow My laws and...
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Emor

  Contact with the dead Forbidden for Kohanim Except for close kin Leviticus 21:1-2 “God said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons...
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Acharei Mot / Kedoshim

  Seeking holiness In how we behave each day The “code” is found here The chapters of Torah often called “The Holiness Code” begin...
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Tazria / Metzorah

When things just aren’t right Some ritual is required To get back on track This week’s haiku was inspired by what Anita Silvert wrote...
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Sh’mini

Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar Forbidden to mourn Leviticus 10:6-7 Moses said to Aaron and...
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Sefirat HaOmer

To count the omer You need a minyan of hands Seven weeks, plus one Starting on the second night of Passover we count seven...
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Pesach

Tonight’s for questions Before you start answering Consider who asked One of the lessons of the seder is that each of our children is...
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Jewish Girl Band Haiku

Bulletproof Stockings Chasidic Alt Rock Girl Band Shirim m’ulim* Something different today – a departure from my usual posts about the weekly parsha. Just...
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Tzav

Sacrificial blood Placed on ears, thumbs and big toes Of Aaron and sons Leviticus 8:22-24 He brought forward the … ram of ordination … and...