The Prodigy Under The Bed


The Prodigy Under The Bed

If a man make a singular vow, to give to G‑d the estimated values of persons, then the estimation shall be as follows: For a male from twenty to sixty years old, the estimation shall be thirty shekels of silver …

Weekly Portion: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 -27:34)


Weekly Portion: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 -27:34)

Behar begins with the laws of Shemitah, the Sabbatical year, where the Jewish people are commanded not to plant their fields or tend to them in the seventh year. Every 50th year is the Yovel, the Jubilee year, where agricultural …

Lag BaOmer


Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 14, 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, parades and other joyous events. …

Weekly Portion: Emor (Leviticus 21-24)


Weekly Portion: Emor (Leviticus 21-24)

This week’s portion sets forth the standards of purity and perfection for a Cohen; specifies the physical requirements of sacrifices and what is to be done with blemished offerings; proclaims as holidays the Shabbat, Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur …

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