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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Tazria with Rabbi Hillel Skolnik

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 8, 2016 | 3:33 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Hillel Skolnik, leader of the Southwest Orlando Jewish Community in Orlando, Florida. Rabbi Skolnik, a graduate of Brandeis University, was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2011. In the summer of 2011, he and his family moved down...

  • Torah portion: Beware of words

    April 6, 2016 | 9:58 am

    In Judaism, words are holy and sacred. The world was created by Divine speech, teaches us the opening book of the Pentateuch; the Hebrew alphabet constitutes the spiritual DNA of the cosmos, according to the midrash.

    In the opening paragraph of the Shema, we find no fewer than...

  • Torah portion: He is pure, she is pure

    March 26, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Many people think the description in this week’s parasha, Tazria, of how the High Priest should treat lepers — by evicting them from the camp of Israel with a ritual, and accepting them back with another once they’ve healed — is so archaic as to make studying it absurd. The ancient...

  • Reaching Out

    March 30, 2011 | 10:12 am

    In our postmodern age, it’s fascinating to note that Jews still widely observe several biblical-era practices. Two among them stand out: brit milah (ritual circumcision) and Pesach (Passover). It’s also worth mentioning that Elijah the prophet plays major roles during both....