הַדָּ֖ם ה֣וּא הַנָּ֑פֶשׁ The blood is the life (Deut. 12.23) Among other bodily fluids, the double parashah which is this week’s Torah reading, Tazria-Metzora, focuses upon blood. The blood of a woman giving birth is one of the most holy substances that exists. In our clumsy translations of the ancient Hebrew, we refer to thatContinue reading “Shabbat Tazria-Metzora 5783: In The Presence of Blood”
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Shabbat VaYeshev: Do You Believe In Your Life?
Do you believe in your life? Enough to lose it? The media reports that people are frightened. More and more, the ordinary activities of daily life seem to be places in which a mass shooting might occur. “When I drop off my child at school,” “when I go to the mall,” “when I am at work,”Continue reading “Shabbat VaYeshev: Do You Believe In Your Life?”