Tagged ‘Shemini’

Parashat Shemini

April 4, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Parashat Shemini¬†begins with the ‘grand opening’ of the Tabernacle. Aaron and his sons have been properly garbed and consecrated for their task of serving as priests. Aaron offers the very first sacrifices upon the altar, and … Continue reading »


Parashat Shemini

April 19, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Untimely Death and the “Pesikta D’Rav Kahana” By Rabbi Paul Bender Parashat Shemini and its normally coupled Haftarah (II Samuel 6:1-7:17) both contain stories of the unnatural and instantaneous death by God’s hand, of apparently well meaning and respected characters, … Continue reading »


Parashat Shemini

April 8, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Steve Altarescu I once attended a meditation workshop at a Jewish retreat led by Rabbi Miles Krassen. He introduced a long meditation through which one could experience God’s presence as being within us and surrounding us and ultimately the … Continue reading »



March 26, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Sanford Olshansky Many traditional Jews believe that the entire Torah was revealed by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Accordingly, they have no problem with the existence of mitzvot (commandments) that appear to have no practical purpose. In fact, … Continue reading »


Parashat Shemini

April 12, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Shemini Heidi Hoover In recent years, soy has become popular among American vegetarians and others trying to eat a more healthy diet. It is a great source of protein without the fat and cholesterol of meat. The presence of … Continue reading »



May 4, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Joan Lenowitz The completion and certification of Seven World Trade Center, the building that stands in the place of the tower that was destroyed on 9/11, signals a new era in energy and environmental design. The building achieves preeminence … Continue reading »