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Tzav (Lev. 6:1 – 8:36), Shabbat HaGadol

This week’s portion, Tzav (“command,” verb, imperative) gets more into the nitty gritty of the rituals of the burnt offering, the meal offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the offering of well-being, the sacrifice of well-being, and the offerings … Continue reading

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Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

It is still February.  I am still irritable.  I already watched my February palliative [Enchanted April (1991), in which four lonely women leave cold, drippy, 1920’s London for a holiday in Italy, where they thaw out and rediscover love], and … Continue reading

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Pekudei (Ex. 38:21 – 40:38), Shabbat Shekalim (Ex. 30:11-16)

What do Downton Abbey, the Oscars, and Parashat Pekudei have in common? I asked a few teens that question last Sunday and assured them that their blank faces were appropriate responses.  The answer: an intense focus on clothing and accessories. … Continue reading

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