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Nasso

Sotah - Oppression or Empowerment? Parashat Nasso contains the famous law of the Sotah (Num. 5:11-31), the woman who is suspected by her husband of having committed adultery. In such a case her husband can bring her to the priest...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Shoshana Cohen
My Hebrew Word - Shana

The 3-letter root Shana has several different meanings but the most common in everyday speech is “year”. A year is the time it takes the Earth to go around the sun. Because this is a natural occurrence, it is known as a...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
The Origins of Dairy Foods on Shavuot

Sweetness drops from your lips, Oh bride; Honey and milk are under your tongue…” --Song of Songs 4:11Cheesecake or ice cream?  Long before cheesecake or ice cream were invented Jews ate dairy foods on Shavuot, but the...

Posted on 29 May 2017, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny

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