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This is particularly true in Judaism, because we rightfully revere the generations who went before us, and see ourselves as part a chain of tradition, which we are bound to honor. But neither God nor religious experience can be so easily cabined. If,
Elvis Costello Just begin to read Haftarat Rishona Shavuot, and you are breaking the law: The Account of the Chariot may not be expounded by even one person, unless that person was a scholar who can understand it from his own internal perception...
Haftarat NasoJudges 13:2-25 by Jonathan Zasloff 14 minutes ago Haftarah generates meaning in a way Chumash cannot through the power of redaction . The Five Books of Moses comprise a complete narrative, but picking a Haftarah for each Torah portion
Haftarat Bemidbar Hosea 2:1-22 by Jonathan Zasloff 4 hours ago Is Israel a whore?...It comes from the prophet Hosea, and relates a famous story: God commands Hosea to marry a woman named Gomer, a woman with a reputation for promiscuity.
Haftarat Bechukotai Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 by Jonathan Zasloff 50 minutes ago Deception can be useful but it feeds on itself History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes, Mark Twain is reputed to have said...In the middle of this week's Haftorah,
Haftarat Behar Jeremiah 32:6-27 by Jonathan Zasloff 2 hours ago On October 6, 1948, a B-29 Superfortress crashed outside Waycross, Georgia on an undisclosed mission. About 2,600 years earlier, as recounted in this week's Haftarah, the prophet
Follow j. on and Israeli Zoe Coleman-Becker celebrates her bat mitzvah at her mom's childhood synagogue in New York. photo/evan lauber A bat mitzvah, on the other hand, is hugely difficult you have to think totally out of the box to have the type
Those were the questions on everyone's lips this past week as the gossip pages roared the news that Rocco, son of the pop sensation Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Richie, was going to celebrate becoming bar mitzvah. To coin a phrase: How was this bar
columns , torah Torah Reproach, comfort, repent: the original 12-step program by rabbi jonathan jaffe Devarim Deuteronomy 1:13:22 Isaiah 1:127 For this week's Torah column, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that after this week, you
Let Us Stand Up Together ( ) From our Haftarah this Shabbat, the second Haftarah of comfort (Isaiah 50:8) We stand together in grief For the innocent victims Of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Who perished in their house of prayer. May their memories be