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If Not Now, When?

This is an important week for many. Yesterday, the feast of the Passover began. Thursday, begins one of the most important spiritual journey’s for those of us who are Christians. 1,120 more words


What difference does the cross make in my life? (Part Two) Understanding Sacrifice.

The best news in the world is that God invites humanity into a relationship with him. God makes covenants – agreements about how we are to live with him – but there is a big tension – God is… 1,320 more words


Beitzah 19

The Gemara cites the opinion of Rabbi Elazar the son of Rabbi Shimon who maintains that the reason the Torah mentions the festival of Sukkos is because Sukkos causes the prohibition of baal teacheir to be violated. 145 more words

#TieBlog #Aharei Mot

On this Shabbat HaGadol, the “Great Sabbath” prior to Passover, our Torah reading, Parashat Aharei Mot, takes us to the opposite pole of the Jewish calendar. 221 more words

Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1-18:30), Shabbat HaGadol, Pesach

Yeah, yeah, I know Passover starts in less than a week.  And if you’re looking for a new haggadah, whether a compile-it-yourself one, or an app, or actual bound paper, all the info you could want is at… 1,645 more words

Weekly Torah Commentary -- Acharei Mot April 11, 2014

Shabbat HaGadol

The Shabbat immediately prior to Passover is called Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat. How it came to be called that is a topic of discussion. 763 more words

Weekly Torah Commentary

Parshah Acharei Leviticus 16:1-18:30

Bad stuff goes down in the desert. God demands discipline: sends the Israelites to the corner with a bunch of heavy-duty rules to study. In Acharei Mot, Amichai Lau-Lavie revives his Bar Mitzvah parsha to share what he’s learned after 27 years of sitting in the corner with this text.

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