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  • Why We Never Get to Eat Our Peaches - A poem for Kedoshim

    By Rick Lupert

    May 13, 2016 | 9:49 am

    And you shall be holy, because I am holy.
    And the laundry list of obligations begins.

    Fear your mother and father.

    I wish I’d learned about this earlier.
    I was never afraid of my parents
    although one of them is much taller than me.
    He travels undefeated in every circle....

  • Torah portion: Loving your spouse as yourself?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    May 11, 2016 | 11:58 am

    The imperative to “love your fellow as you love yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) is so lofty, so sublime, that thinkers of many different ages doubted that it could actually be accomplished. 

    Sigmund Freud objected to this biblical command, asking, “Why should we do it? What good will...

  • Not everyone, not yet

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    April 23, 2014 | 10:41 am

    "Times have certainly changed,” someone said to me the other day. “We have a new generation of children growing up just with marriage — not gay marriage and straight marriage, but ‘just marriage.’ ”

    Nice pun, I thought, “just marriage.” The oft-quoted Torah verse, “justice,...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Kedoshim with Rabbi Rick Jacobs

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

    This is the first in a series of weekly videos in which we will discuss the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Hashavua) with leading Rabbis of different denominations.

    Our first guest is Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the congregational arm of...

  • Achrei Mot and Kedoshim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two parshot are read on this Shabbat: Achrei Mot and Kedoshim. The second portion begins with God telling the Israelites: Kedoshim -- You shall be holy, for I am holy. What does this mean? It means acting with love and respect to ourselves, to other people and to the world. This week, we remember the Earth when we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Go to Balboa Park on April 21 for the Whole Earth Fest (after you've visited the Israeli Independence Day Festival) and check out all the booths, crafts and activities.