The countdown from Pessah to Shavuot contains us a lesson about how we become a nation of priests. Just as seeds must be sown in prepared ground, nourished and watered and weeded, so the fate of nations and individuals is contingent upon law and justice.
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After all You created us so,
Does taking that journey to our own parched inner wasteland makes us a tzaddik?
A House is not a House for Me A home is a house for a web page. A hive is a house for a bee. A roll is a house for sushi And a car is a house for me! A web is a house for data. A bot is a digital robot to Read more
and turn to the nations a pure language
that will not call good evil and evil good.
Oh, but to find that elusive clarity
POETRY IN THE DAYS OF SEFIRAH The 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot are traditionally a time for introspection, recapitulating the purification which the Israelites needed to undergo after being taken out of Egypt in order to receive the Torah. It is said that in Egypt the Israelites had passed through “forty-nine gates of tumah” (uncleanness); Read more
“They’re all the same,” Sharon told Esther.
“And have you then no questions?
Aharon’s silence “The sons of Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, each took his fire pan, they put fire in them and placed incense upon it; and they brought before Hashem a strange fire that He had not commanded them. A fire came forth from before Hashem and consumed them, and they died before Hashem.” What was Read more