A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.

Passover Table 2, by April Killingsworth, from Flickr.com under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
D'vrei Torah

The End of Passover

April 30, 2016 0

Tonight is the seventh night of Pesah, and for Israelis and Reform Jews, the final night. I have just lit a memorial candle in memory of our deceased first degree family members: Sylvia and Bob [Read more…]

The Western Wall, Jerusalem/Steve Lubetkin Photo. Used by permission.
D'vrei Torah

Sh’mini: The Power of Ritual?

March 31, 2016 2

This week’s portion, Sh’mini. has confounded commentators for centuries. In Leviticus 10 we read the strange and disturbing story of Aaron’s two sons, Nadab and Abihu, who, in the midst of the consecration of Aaron [Read more…]

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