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Why Do We Say Yizkor When We Do?

Yizkor is recited four times a year: on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and Yom Kippur.
By the Numbers
9 Facts You Should Know About Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai is where G‑d Himself descended and struck a deal with His chosen people.
Can We Ever Really Change?

How can we change outward actions into penetrating, moving actions that transform our attitude?
Are Mysteries Supposed to Stay Mysteries?

Is it OK to sneak a peek behind the veil that shrouds the commandments and attempt to unravel their mysteries?
Into the Psych Ward

The image of my daughter in her red jumpsuit is indelibly seared into my mind.
Meeting a Friend From the Past

One by one, I found myself bumping into people I had known years back but hadn’t engaged with for some time.
Don’t Be Scared to Crawl Out of Your Covid Cage

After the vaccine, I was again afraid and anxious, this time about going out.
The Money in the Barrel

“Where is my money now?” he asked. “I see that all the barrels are now sealed.”
Shabbat Law of the Week
Me’abeid - Tanning Hides

The tanning process involved soaking the hides in a salty mixture and can be applied to food as well.
They hung it from two poles, each with two men at each end; thus it required eight men to carry the cluster of grapes. One man carried a fig, and one a pomegranate
— Rashi on Numbers 13:23, describing how the Spies brought back the fruit of the Land of Canaan
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“Jacob! Your tents are so good!” (Balak 24:5)

Bilam was the most powerful shaman of all time. King Balak paid him handsomely to lay his curses on the Jewish people.

But when Bilam observed the Jewish people and saw that the openings of their tents did not face one another…

…meaning that they weren’t prodding into...