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Parashat Emor 5777-Shabbat Torah Study -Show Me the Bread!

This week’s Parasha contains the origins of a beautiful tradition in many homes. We may hold up the challot (plural for challah) as we say the “motzi” (blessing over bread) at the Shabbat dinner table. Parashat Emor contains the mitzvah … Continue reading

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Shabbat Emor 5774–Shabbat Torah Study–Ruth Bergman– Whose Field Is It Anyway?

Everyone is probably familiar with the Ruth story, how she gathered from the fields the wheat that had fallen during the harvest – the gleanings. This week’s Parasha references the mitzvah of Peah and Leket, leaving the edges of the … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s “Shabbat Torah Study in the D” — Parshat Emor 5772–Ruth Bergman–Understanding Justice the Jewish Way

The God of the Jews is a cruel and vindictive God they say. The “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth”  lex talionus phrase appears  in this week’s Torah portion.  Cut off the hand of the thief. A life … Continue reading

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