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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...
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Vayikra

.. Mishkan completed Now the rules for korbanot Drawing close to God The Book of Leviticus begins with rules for the sacrifices – korbanot –...
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Vayak’heil / P’kudei

All whose hearts moved them All who were skilled – with “wise hearts” All built the Mishkan Exodus 35:5 Everyone whose heart so moves...
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Ki Tisa

Two tablets of stone Written by God, but destroyed By Moshe’s anger Exodus 31:18, 32:19 And God gave to Moses, when they finished speaking...
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T’tzaveh

  The priestly vestments Like our Shabbat observance Honor and glory T’tzaveh is almost entirely concerned with the ritual clothing and ordination of the...