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Torah, The: (lit. teaching) (a) The Five Books of Moses (The Bible); (b) the overall body of Jewish religious teachings encompassing the whole body of Jewish law, practice and tradition
"I went to a psychiatrist and he helped me solve my problem," said the compulsive shoplifter. "I don't feel guilty anymore"
An Essay on Parshat Tazria
Tzaraat should be regarded not as an illness that is designated as tamei, but as “a sign and a wonder” that G‑d uses to mark someone.
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Our brains prefer the ease and simplicity of clear distinctions. Life, however, is more complicated than that.
The parshah starts off with laws pertaining to the mother who gave birth to a child. Rashi says in the name of Rabbi Simlai that the reason Parshat Tazria follows Parshat Shemini is because just as the fashioning of man came after all cattle, beasts, and ...
The book of Leviticus, perhaps more than any other book in the Torah, is about man’s service to G‑d. The book is packed with mitzvot and lessons, from how to bring an offering to G‑d, to how to treat one’s fellow neighbor. The word “adam” - “man” - is the...
Each child has opened my heart wider, not only to that child but to the others as well. Each child makes me a better parent to all of our children.
According to the talmudic sage Rabbi Yitzchak, the advent of the Messianic Era is a revolutionary upturning of heretical governments. The sage Rava offers another, less violent interpretation of this revolution.
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