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A Comforting Song for Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe traditional English translation for the disease tzora'at that is eponymous with this week's Torah portion, Metzora, is "leprosy."
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pmWhat do we do with the things that frighten us most? Sometimes we have the will to overcome that which we wish we could run from, choosing not to hide away in the safety of our own bubble. We have the courage to face the demons, either personal or communal; we stare down the fear and...
April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm
By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
Here's a riddle: What do leprosy and the State ofIsrael have in common? Hopefully, nothing leaps to your mind rightaway. I, however, needed to solve this riddle before I could begin towrite this week's parasha column: For the week that we celebrate Israel's...