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Has the world ever been this perfectly synchronized? Whether you wake up in an isolated hamlet in one part of the globe or a teeming city in another, whatever your language or your time zone, … more
Sacrifices, the subject of this week’s parsha Vayikra, were central to the religious life of biblical Israel. What is deeply relevant today is the critique of sacrifices we find among the … more
My grandmother made a potato kugel that I can still taste — maybe because of the copious amounts of gribenes and chicken fat she used in the mix. Whatever it was, the kugel was delicious, … more
If Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz forms a minority government with Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu Party and the Labor-Meretz Party, based on the outside support of the Joint … more
I was wrong. I am sorry. Please forgive me.” These are rare words indeed, but I heard them pronounced clearly by a woman I once worked for, and whom I still admire. She was the … more
Different Jewish ethnicities have varying traditions regarding the proper way a Torah scroll should be written. Yet, vayikra — the first word of our parasha and the namesake of sefer … more
This year, once again Rabbi Paysach Krohn has lifted his gifted pen in the service of the Pesach Hagaddah. The commandment of Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim, to recount the miracles of our Exodus … more
For anti-Israel NGOs (non-governmental organizations), the COVID-19 pandemic’s domination of the global news cycle poses a significant challenge — the world now has real problems to … more
Melanie Reid, a journalist with The Times of London, is a quadriplegic who, with a wry lack of self-pity, calls her weekly essay Spinal Column. On Jan. 4, she told how she, her husband, and others in … more
The final five parshiot of Sefer Shemot describe every conceivable aspect of the construction of the Mishkan, including its kalim (vessels and utensils) and the bigdei kohanim (the garments worn by … more
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