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Shavuot: The Season for Revelation: No More “Ah-Ha” Moments?

The second of our Pilgramage festivals, Shavuot, joins us in June. The festival of “first fruits/harvest”, it is celebrated often in our world with the ceremony of Confirmation, and, as is tradition with these three major festivals, Yizkor. [Read more…]

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B’chukotei (Leviticus 26:3-27): The Blessing of Individual Responsibility

Blessings and curse, lots of them, form the basis of this final portion in Leviticus.  Leviticus 26 stands in tradition as a powerful series of verses that, for the most part, outline the bad things [Read more…]

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Behar: (Leviticus 25:1-26:2): When Your Brother Is Impovershed…….

Behar is a portion that looks at several issues that have modern impact. There is the opening discussion of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, within which is 25:10, the verse that appears, with some translation [Read more…]

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Emor (Leviticus 24:1-24:23): “May The Words of Our Mouths….”

This week’s portion, Emor, covers a wide variety of issues. We see a discussion about the role and position of the priests, a detailed discussion of the ritual calendar, rules about people who misuse and utter [Read more…]

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SOM Podcast: Dr. Alan Herzlin, on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Dr. Alan Herzlin, Ph.D., CAP, ICADC, an addictions counselor based in Florida. [Read more…]