Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Difference between Us and Them

Parshat Tazria begins by offering the directives regarding purity and impurity of a mother following childbirth. Incorporated in these instructions is the Mitzvah of Milah; the circumcision which is performed on the eight day after a child is born. Typically … Continue reading

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Purim Then and Now: Reason for Celebration

Purim is a story of characters, some wicked some good, some callous some pure. It is a story which revolves around the plot of the evil Haman whose plan was, in the words of the Megillah, “to destroy, kill and … Continue reading

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What the Rabbis werent thinking (the problems with being frum and not religious)

Yoel Finkelman recently posted an article (it appeared on the JPost Blog page) entitled, “What were the Rabbis thinking?”. The article was an attempt to understand the “logic” behind a letter written and signed by a number of Religious Zionist … Continue reading

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