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The Reality of Reunified Jerusalem

The Reality of Reunified Jerusalem

I will never forget the day and the exuberant feeling. I was a senior in high school and had come to school for graduation rehearsal, but the real excitement that day was the unbelievable and unthinkable news. Jerusalem was a unified city.

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Everyone Can Be Like a Kohen

Everyone Can Be Like a Kohen

This week’s parsha, Emor, concludes a major topic of Sefer Vayikra, the Book of Leviticus. This third book of the Torah deals with special laws and mitzvot pertaining to the tribe of Levi and its subdivision, the Kohanim or priests.

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The Land of God’s Providence

The Land of God’s Providence

Israel is a truly amazing and unique place on the earth. This coming Monday, 35 students from our Posnack Jewish Day School, Fischer High School, will embark on their annual 10th-grade class trip to Israel where they will spend an exciting 2 weeks absorbing its rich religious and cultural heritage.

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Kashrut – An Insight into Human Psychology

Parashat Shemini introduces us to the laws of kashrut. Chapter 11 in Sefer Vayikrah, Leviticus, lists animals we can and cannot eat. This begs the question, why isn’t it enough for the Torah to tell us which birds, mammals, and fish are permitted without also telling us which ones are forbidden?

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