Israel in the News – 2018 So Far

Jun 25, 2018  |  By Mari

Israel often makes the headlines, with stories ranging from politics to scientific advancements to international sports. Let’s take a quick look at some of Israel’s highlights in 2018 so far… After Zambia declared a cholera outbreak across the country, Israel was the first country in the world to send international aid. Doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and water engineers helped local professionals isolate the source of contamination and treat hundreds of […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Chukat

Jun 21, 2018  |  By Mari

Name: Chukat Reading: Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1 – 11:33 Parsha Summary – Chukat The Red Heifer God tells Moses about a purification process to cleanse people who have come into contact with a dead body. They must find a blemish-free, pure red cow who has never worked and sacrifice her in front of the camp. Her blood is sprinkled around the altar and then the cow is […]

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How Judaism Sees Kabbalah

Jun 18, 2018  |  By Mari

Kabbalah is a little bit of a controversial topic. Some believe it to be a potent source of religious symbolism; some people regard it with cynicism; others – including many Christian sects – believe it to be a source of evil, magic, or devilry. However, in Judaism, Kabbalah and the ideas it espouses are often treated with the highest level of respect. So where does this discrepancy come from? First, […]

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