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The High Priest's apron-like garment called the "ephod" had gems over the shoulder straps with the names of the twelve tribes engraved in them. The classical sources differ as to the order in which the tribes were named on the jewels. A spiritual interpretation of these opinions is that they describe two kinds of Jewish unity. (Based on Likutei Sichos, vol. 31.)

The Names of the Tribes on the Ephod

The Names of the Tribes on the Ephod

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The Names of the Tribes on the Ephod

The High Priest's apron-like garment called the "ephod" had gems over the shoulder straps with the names of the twelve tribes engraved in them. The classical sources differ as to the order in which the tribes were named on the jewels. A spiritual interpretation of these opinions is that they describe two kinds of Jewish unity. (Based on Likutei Sichos, vol. 31.)
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Anonymous Houston, TX April 2, 2012

BH

I loved the ephod lecture......
when will you be doing the 2nd part of this lesson?
Please advise
L'shalom Reply

Moishe New March 24, 2012

All manners of leaven -- not just bread -- must be disposed of before Passover. To facilitate this we must arrange for the sale of our chometz to a non-Jew. To arrange this, please contact your nearest ortodox rabbi. You simply need to to sign a form. The chometz remains in your home, but for the duration of Passover, will belong to a non-Jew. (Because after Passover the rabbi will by it back on your behalf.) Reply

Anonymous Housotn, USA March 23, 2012

unleavened bread When am I supposed to throw out unleavened bread. Reply

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