Tag Archives: Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

Yom Kippur 5783

Yom Kippur and the journey of the heart By Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins A prayer of Moshe, the man of God.  “Adonai, you have been our refuge in every generation.  Before the mountains came into being, and before You brought forth the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are everlasting God.  You […]

Vayikra 5783

Vayikra, the third book of the Torah, is known in the tradition as “Torat Cohanim”, dealing as it does with many laws concerning the priests and their role in leading the people in service to God.  Overall, the book confronts us with details of animal sacrifice, ritual purity, prohibited sexual relationships and punishments for disobedience; […]

The patterns of sacred time

“These are My fixed times, the fixed times of God, which you shall proclaim as sacred occasions” (Leviticus 23:2) – so begins this week’s teaching of how we as Jews, construct sacred occasions in time: Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, in the order they are listed and the order we celebrate them. […]