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'After the death of the holy ones'

Tomorrow’s “parashot” (weekly Torah PORTIONS) are “Acharei Mot” (‘after the death’) and “Kedoshim” (‘holy ones’) – which are the sixth and seventh “parashot” in the Book of Leviticus and are found in Leviticus 16:1-20:27. 182 more words

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Symptoms of the 'spiritual disease'

A couple of days ago, we discussed the spiritual nature of biblical leprosy (‘Tzara’at’ in the original Hebrew). According to the Jewish tradition, this disease is a result of three specific sins: … 207 more words

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The 'Spiritual Disease'

“When a man is afflicted with a leprous disease, he shall be brought to the priest.” (Leviticus 13:9)
The word ‘afflicted’ appears in the original Hebrew as ‘Nega’ which comes from the Hebrew root N-G-A that means ‘touch.’ 277 more words

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What is Tzara'at?

Tomorrow’s “parashot” (weekly Torah PORTIONS) are “Tazria” (‘she conceives ‘) and “Metzora” (‘LEPERS’) – which are the fourth and fifth “parashot” in the Book of Leviticus and are found in Leviticus 12:1-15:33. 311 more words

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Do not be so quick to judge

One of the characteristics of the Book of Leviticus is the laying out of laws and regulations with regard to ‘Tum’aha Ve-Ta’harha’ (Hebrew for ‘unclean and clean’ – respectively). 354 more words

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Alcohol in the Hebrew Bible

Since our weekly Torah portion mentions the prohibition of drinking alcohol by the priests who were serving God, I thought it might be a good opportunity to talk a bit about the etymology of the Biblical Hebrew word for ‘liquor’. 373 more words

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What Are We missing?

If you notice in the picture something is not quite right.  This big black box is an empty shell of what it once was.  Now as it sits in the alley this former big screen t.v. 1,264 more words

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