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Priests, Men, and Women

How have men and women today inherited the roles and activities of the ancient priests?

D'var Torah By: 
Baking Holiness
Davar Acher By: 
Samuel M. Cohon

Each week my wife, a professor of British literature and Women's Studies, bakes challah.

Not Like Every Other Festival

Our congregation's sukah was blown down by the wind last year, just after the beginning of the Sukot festival.

D'var Torah By: 
Seeing Time Through Children's Eyes
Davar Acher By: 
Holly Michelson

My kids love Sukot.That's not bad for a three- and a five-year-old.For small children, Sukot is the ultimate in "playing house."We encourage them to decorate the sukah, and in many ways th

Tearing a Hole in Being

At the end of Parashat Emor, a disturbing incident is related. In the heat of a fight, a man curses God and is stoned to death for blasphemy (Leviticus 24:10-23).

D'var Torah By: 
Just a Little Time
Davar Acher By: 
David A. Lipper

This week's parashah opens with detailed guidelines regarding the holiness of priests and sacrifices.

How Do We Make God Holy?

The point of being Jewish is to have a relationship with God.

D'var Torah By: 
Performing the Mitzvot that Make God Holy
Davar Acher By: 
Peter Kessler

Rabbi Rooks Rapport presents some very significant questions when he asks, "How Do We Make God Holy?" At the end of his d'var Torah, he makes the connection between our repairing the broke

I Will Shelter You

Way back in July 1990, when my daughter Katie was two years old, Ellen turned to our little girl and said, "Tell Daddy something he doesn't know." Katie whispered, smiling shyly, "Today is Mommy's

D'var Torah By: 
The Sukkah: Providing Shelter for Everyone
Davar Acher By: 
Loren Filson Lapidus

Earlier in this parashah, the Torah describes who is excluded from serving as a priest and offering "the food of his God" because of physical disabilities (Leviticus 21:17-21).


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