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Kedoshim and Passover: Stranger and Strangee

It all stems from this week, you know.  The whole “how to treat other people” thing comes straight from this week of Passover.  We were slaves.  We were redeemed from slavery.  We have to remember what that was like, to … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot: Passover and Leviticus

Well this is odd.  This week’s parasha, Acharei Mot, is all about….Yom Kippur?  It’s spring.  We’re getting ready for Passover. Yom Kippur? Yes – we read this week about Aaron and the priests making expiation for the transgressions of the … Continue reading

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Shemini Passover: The holiness of discernment

Well, here we are in the middle of Passover, yet as always, there is another weekly Torah portion.  This time, it’s Shemini, and in my beautiful precious JPS Mikraot G’dolot, (it’s a big book with the bi-lingual Torah text and … Continue reading

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Passover: finding meaning in the ritual

It’s spring!  Well, not really, but it’s Passover, so it might as well be spring.  The spring-ish weather can find us delving into our spring rituals.  Get the bicycles out.  Clean the grill.   Maybe clean a few closets or something. … Continue reading

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Passover 2013: Standing at the Wall of Liberation

I started leading women’s Seders about 25 years ago, and I was late to the table, so to speak.  My sister Jan Salzman, who is now a rabbi, got our family started with a homemade Haggadah, and my two sisters … Continue reading

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Vayikra and Passover ‘comin: Details and more

Two weeks to Passover.  What are you doing, reading this?  Go clean something! But seriously.  This weekend is Rosh Chodesh Nissan – the first day of the first month of the Jewish calendar year… Nissan; (if you are confused and … Continue reading

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No time for Acharei Mot, I’m cleaning

I’d like to come up with some really interesting and deep commentary on Acharei Mot¸ a really fascinating chapter, but frankly I’m just too swamped with PP (Passover Prep).  And isn’t it just a bit ironic that, in and amongst … Continue reading

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