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B’chukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) The Curse of Freedom?

This is not an easy portion. This is not an easy week to discuss it. It seems that the curses promised in the portion are all too true. When the text promises misery to us [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning 5/20/22: Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Ph.D., Discusses New Approaches to Liturgy and Worship

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Ph.D., the Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor Emeritus of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, discusses new ways of looking at worship ritual and liturgy. [Read more…]

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Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) Leasing Land and Life?

This week’s portion, Behar, contains a wealth of challenges. We meet again the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. (25) and a series of injunctions that relate to the land, its use and issues related to redeeming a “brother” [Read more…]

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Who Can Stand In The Holy Place?

In this week’s portion, we read that no one “that has a defect ” (moom) is allowed to perform a variety of rituals. We read this in the context of laws and commands that deal [Read more…]