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In a quote: " The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Many of those people deserve to be in prison; however, some of them do not" - Rand Paul

This week's parsha opens with the counting of the Leviim and Kohanim, both of whom have specific...

In a quote: "“We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem

Last week we concluded the book of Vayikra, Leviticus, which contains many laws about purity, sacrificial processes and d...

In a quote: "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" - Oscar Wilde

This week's double parsha moves away from purity related laws to general laws and Israel's adherence to these laws.

Let...

 In last week's Dvar Torah, I suggested that impurities uniquely define us. We should embrace that which makes us impure. 

According to Parshat Emor, this is not the case:

In reference to Kohanim:

כִּ֥י כָל־אִ֛ישׁ אֲשֶׁר־בּ֥וֹ מ֖וּם לֹ֣א יִקְרָ֑ב אִ֤ישׁ עִוֵּר֙...

Salutations all!

As we meander our way through the book of Vayikra (Leviticus in English) we encounter another double parsha. Like the portions which precede it these portions continue to explore ideas of purity and the ways in which the community of Israel should behav...

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