Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27)

The Passover stuff is packed away for another year, we’re still looking for some of the chometzdich stuff we packed away for the holiday, and normality is returning. This week’s portion, Kedoshim (“holy,” plural adjective), has a lot of laws … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach, 7th & 8th days of Pesach

I’ve pretty much recovered from the holiday preparations and start of the holiday.  And my husband, who’s off for Good Friday, made matzah brei   for breakfast, which was yummy.  But my mind is still fragmented, and it’s spring according to … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1-18:30), Shabbat HaGadol, Pesach

Yeah, yeah, I know Passover starts in less than a week.  And if you’re looking for a new haggadah, whether a compile-it-yourself one, or an app, or actual bound paper, all the info you could want is at http://forward.com/articles/195696/all-the–haggadah-info-youll-ever-need/. But … Continue reading

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Metzora (Lev.14:1-15:33)

Metzora opens with a description of the rituals for purification of a metzora, i.e., a person suffering from tzara’at (some skin affliction that is not Hansen’s disease).  Then houses with tzara’at are described (reddish or greenish streaks) as is how to deal with them.  … Continue reading

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