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Left- and Right-Brain Judaism (Tzav 5780)

Download the accompanying Family Edition here! The institution of the Haftarah – reading a passage from the prophetic literature alongside the Torah portion – is an ancient one, dating back at least 2000 years Scholars are not sure when, where, and why it was instituted Some say that it began when Antiochus IV’s attempt to eliminate Jewish practice in the second century... Read more

The Prophetic View of Sacrifice (Vayikra 5780)

Download the accompanying Family Edition here! Sacrifices, the subject of this week’s parsha, were central to the religious life of … Read more

Communities and Crowds (Vayakhel-Pekudei 5780)

Download the accompanying Family Edition here! Melanie Reid is a journalist who writes a regular column for The (London) Times. … Read more