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The most eloquent Holocaust Memorial I've ever seen? Survivors dancing at their grandchildren's weddings and great-grandchildren's bar mitzvahs
While the calf immediately evokes the story of the golden calf, finding the meaning of the goat is a bit harder.
Don’t feel guilty. You meant well, and that in itself deserves credit.
"You see," Ben said to Danny as they started off towards school, "the mobile phone lasts a long time but it still needs to get charged every so often, just like my Dad..."
Moses brought the Torah down to earth, but Aaron brought G‑d down to earth. Why was only Aaron's invitation for G‑d to dwell on earth accepted?
Aaron was eighty-four years old, a venerable sage and a dedicated leader. He’d been primed for his role as high priest and had rehearsed the sacrificial procedure for seven days. Why the cold feet?
It was precisely because Aaron did not seek power or prestige that he was chosen to a position of leadership. Now try telling that to our wannabee politicians…
The "strange fire" brought in to the sanctuary by Aaron's two sons can be easily identified in many of today's sanctuaries too.
The tragic death of Aaron’s two elder sons, Nadav and Avihu; the soul as a striving and as a settling, life as a cycle and as a spiral.
In this week’s parshah, Shemini, we read that a Kohen is not permitted to do the Temple service while intoxicated. G‑d said this mitzvah directly to Aaron, instead of the usual, where He would say it to Moses, or to both Moses and Aaron together. Why was ...
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