Category Archives: Parasha

Tazria 5784

Body and Soul Parasha Tazria covers a broad swath of material related to issues of ritual purity and impurity. This week, we begin with the regulation concerning a woman who has given birth, whose state of ritual impurity is twice as long when she births a female instead of a male.  The remainder and bulk […]

Vayakhel / Shekalim 5784

This week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel, resonates with the theme of communal unity and purpose. It beautifully ties in with the special Shabbat Shekalim, a time when we reflect on the collective responsibility of supporting our community. In a serendipitous alignment, these themes also echo in my current experience of undertaking a month of reserve military […]