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Passover

Passover questions. When you are at the seder Don’t ask only four Mah nishtanah ha laila ha zeh? What is different about this night?...
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Acharei Mot

Bad news for vampires G-d says: Don’t partake of blood The life of all flesh Of course (do I actually have to say “of...
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Metzora

It starts with lepers Moves on to moldy houses The rest? Rated “R” Is there a portion more difficult for a 21st century Jew...
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Tazria

Is bald beautiful? According to the Torah A bald man is “pure” Leviticus 13:40-42 “If a man loses the hair of his head and...
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Shemini

“Fire from before G-d” Consumes the sacrifices G-d’s glory revealed A “strange fire” offered By Nadav and Abihu What did that reveal? “Fire from...
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Shabbat Zachor / Purim

It’s Shabbat Zachor We remember Amalek Haman’s ancestor This week is Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat of Remembrance), one of the special Shabbatot leading up to...
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Vayikra

Finders keepers? No! Something found must be returned Don’t lie about it. After several chapters of excruciating detail about how sacrifices are to be...
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P’kudei

A mishkan audit All done according to GAAP* Not a detail missed P’kudei includes yet another detailed explanation of all the work done to...
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Yayak’heil

From whence comes talent? Our parents, teachers, mentors? Are all thanks to G-d? This week we are told something interesting about those selected to...
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Ki Tisa

G-d talks to Moses: Look what your people have done Let me destroy them Moses talks to G-d: What will the Egyptians say If...