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Moving On

Posted on 11/10/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
An extended stay at the hospital for my husband in a ward generally meant for people who stay no more than a few days had me...

Jewish Practice and Abolishment of Human Sacrifice

Posted on 11/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Right outside of the southern wall of the old city of Jerusalem lies a deep valley known as the Valley of Hinnom (Gei...

Hearing the Buttery Voice of God

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Leah Aharoni in Beliefs and Practices
A while ago, I squirreled away the very last pack of butter in the back of the freezer for emergency use. Over the past...

Feeding the Hungry

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
Feeding the Hungry Yaakov Bieler Many years ago, I recall a student’s once asking me about the wording of the first...

Desert Survival & Judaism

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I was recently on a desert survival workshop through Tour Adumim in the Judean Desert. It was a good workshop and highly...

Explaining Eden- The Deep Philosophical Truth at the Beginning of the Torah

Posted on 10/27/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Man’s banishment from Eden serves as a prologue to the Torah and therefore, by extension, to Judaism as a system of...
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