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Vayikra 5766: Political Sacrifice

February 10, 2006

 This week we begin our reading of the book of Vayikra, Leviticus. This week’s portion, and much of the entire book of Leviticus, is taken up with details of the sacrificial offerings that were made in the Temple. This week’s parsha has a special focus on various kinds of sacrifices that were brought by...
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Ki Tisa 5766 — Ordaining Gays and Lesbians

February 3, 2006

 Surely the greatest treasure the world has ever known was the original two tablets of the Ten Commandments. These were no ordinary pieces of stone with a little of writing engraved on them. In this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, we are told that tablets were ma’aseh Elohim, they were the work of God—the...
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Tetzaveh 5766 — Shabbat Zachor

February 3, 2006

Today is Shabbat Zachor, when we are commanded to remember what Amalek did to us—which is to have attacked us from the rear, targeting the women and children. This morning’s Maftir reading tells us that when we come into the land of Israel we must blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven,...
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