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Yom Kippur

I am assuming that this is the last year for 1-888-OOPS-JEW and Stephan Colbert’s Atone Phone.  On the air, the Atone Phone plays Hava Nagila as a ring tone and Colbert says, “Shalom, how have you wronged me?” I called … 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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Yom Kippur (Lev. 16:1-34; Num. 29:7-11; Lev. 18)

I have grown to appreciate Yom Kippur over the years.  Part of that is due to eliminating caffeine-withdrawal headaches.  And fasting is much easier than, for example, in my first year in grad school, when I fantasized about what flavor … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Lev. 16:1-20:27)

 This week, we read a not overly long double Torah portion, Acharei Mot (“after the death of,” referring to Aaron’s sons) and Kedoshim (“holy”).  They present both ritual and behavioral expectations of the Israelites and make it clear both are … Continue reading

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