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The Book of Ruth
May 22, 2015 – 12:08 am
The Book of Ruth

Ruth was the Moabite wife of Machlon, one of the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, a wealthy couple who had fled…

Give Them A Choice
May 22, 2015 – 12:03 am
Give Them A Choice

There is an oft-cited Midrash (Sifrei, Dvarim 343) describing how God offered the Torah to the other nations…

Preparing for the Torah
May 21, 2015 – 12:08 am
Preparing for the Torah

Shortly after the Israelites encamped at the base of Mount Sinai, they agreed to accept the…

The Littlest Mountain
May 21, 2015 – 12:04 am
The Littlest Mountain

When the Israelites were gathered at Mount Sinai, God gave them the Torah. Scholars and academics have spent lifetimes debating….

Day of Distinction
May 20, 2015 – 12:08 am
Day of Distinction

On the first day of Sivan in the year 2448 (Jewish calendar), only seven weeks after leaving Egypt, the Israelites reached…

Take Two Tablets
May 20, 2015 – 12:03 am
Take Two Tablets

Most artistic representations of the Ten Commandments present two rectangular tablets…

The Feast of Weeks
May 19, 2015 – 12:08 am
The Feast of Weeks

Shavuot, which we begin celebrating Saturday night (May 23rd), is the only holiday in the Torah not listed by…

Whose First Fruits
May 19, 2015 – 12:03 am
Whose First Fruits

When the Oral Law was first codified, most Jews lived in agrarian settings. Today, being less familiar with…

Mandi & Adam: “Thank you JDate…”
May 18, 2015 – 5:21 pm
Mandi & Adam: “Thank you JDate…”

Thank you JDate for helping us cross the street to one another!

Green Cheesecake at Midnight
May 18, 2015 – 12:05 am
Green Cheesecake at Midnight

The holiday of Shavuot has three well-known, and well-loved, customs…

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