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Parashat Tazria-Metzora – by Yaffa Epstein

For this week, I would like to share the following D’var Torah by Yaffa Epstein. Yaffa Epstein lives in Jerusalem...

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Learning from a Sandwich – Parashat Sh’mini

D’VAR TORAH BY: ROBERT TORNBERG This week’s parashah, Sh’mini, consists of three distinct parts that do not appear, on the surface, to...

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Chag Kasher v’Sameach – guest blogger Rabbi Scheier

Have you heard of “the Kvetcher’s Haggadah”?  It goes something like this: “If He had just brought us out of...

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Parashat Tzav – Holiness in the Mundane

Many, many years ago, my husband and I would host the first Seder for our family in our apartment and...

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Parashat Vayikra

This week’s D’var Torah is brought to us by Deborah Gettes, a consultant for special needs education for the Auerbach Central Agency...

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Parashat Va-Yakhel-Pekudei – the Blessing of Shabbat

This week’s parshah begins with the first gathering of the nation before Moses since the sin of the golden calf,...

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Parashat Ki Tisa

This week, I’d like to share a D’var Torah from Kveller.com: What my daughter’s favourite stuffed animal has to do...

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Parashat Teruma – Medals of Metal

With the start of the Olympics this week, there is a lot of talk about GOLD.  Sure, winning silver and...

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Parashat Mishpatim – guest bloggers Dr. Barry Levy and Judah Levy

This week we have two very special guest bloggers, Dr. Barry Levy and his grandson, Judah Levy. Shabbat Shalom! Parashat...

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Parashat Yitro – Questions for Discussion

In this week’s parshah, the Israelites travel through the desert towards Mount Sinai.  There they prepare themselves to receive God’s...

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