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Birthing newness during "Hodesh ha-Aviv."
According to some ancestry websites there are indicators to tell you if you possess "Jewish" DNA or not.
A round-up of news from around Israel.
“And when a man sells a residential house in a walled city, its redemption may take place until the completion of the year of its sale. Its redemption shall be a full year” (Leviticus 25:29).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
“And from the community of the Children of Israel, he shall take two he-goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering” (Vayikra/Leviticus 16:5).
It is Holocaust Remembrance Day which seems out of place, and wreaks havoc upon our emotional equilibrium.
Although Judaism has traditionally been a largely patriarchal religion, from the beginning women have played an important, even crucial, role.
By REUVEN HAMMER
‘And Aaron was silent [“vayidom Aharon”]’ (Lev. 10:3).
The Belzer Rebbe taught that a Jew in a foreign land will remain faithful until he begins to feel at home.
By LEVI COOPER
"They were telling of the departure from Egypt all night, until their disciples came and said to them: Our masters, the time for the recitation of the morning Shema has arrived" (Passover Haggada).
Even though Jerusalem now has an Ashkenazi chief rabbi and a Sephardi chief rabbi, tradition dies hard.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Specifically this year there is a group of theological mystics who see a fascinating linkage between astronomical signs and prophetic visions.
The luscious green fields of the valley below were deepening in color, merging in their definition. The group inside the bus was by now, well and truly familiar with what needed to be done.
By GRAEME STONE
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