Lag BaOmer

Apr 30, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Lag BaOmer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer. What is the Omer? The period of the Jewish calendar between Passover and Pentecost (Pesach and Shavuot). The 33rd day falls on the 18th of Iyar. The day marks the anniversary of the death of Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century disciple of the famous Rabbi Akiva. According to legend, he spent 12 years living in a cave with water and […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Apr 26, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Reading: Acharei Mot: Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30; Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 Bonus Feature: Double Parasha! Parsha Summary – Acharei-Mot Kedoshim The Rituals of Yom Kippur God tells Moses to command Aaron not to approach the Holy of Holies, because He appears in the cloud over the ark’s cover. He may only enter when he is dressed in his priestly finery, and then he will make sacrifices […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Tazria-Metzorah

Apr 19, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Tazria-Metzorah Reading: Tazria: Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59; Metzorah: Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33 Haftarah: Kings 2 7:3-20 Bonus Feature: Double Parasha! Parsha Summary – Tazria-Metzorah Purification After Childbirth God tells Moses that after giving birth to a boy, women are unclean for seven days. The baby will be circumcised on the eight day. The woman will be purified after 33 days. After giving birth to a girl, women are unclean […]