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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Vaikra with Rabbi Jay Sherwood

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 18, 2016 | 5:04 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Jay Sherwood, leader of Congregation Emanu El in Redlands, California. Rabbi Sherwood received his BA in Jewish Studies from UCLA and received his Rabbinic Ordination and Master of Rabbinic Studies degree from the Academy for Jewish Religion,...

  • Our beastly selves: Parashat Vayikra

    March 5, 2014 | 11:05 am

    What is a dedicated vegetarian, who is also a believing, contemporary Jew, to make of the book of Leviticus, specifically this week’s Torah portion, Vayikra? From the very beginning of the portion, we are confronted with animal sacrifice, with grisly descriptions of blood and torn...

  • Calling Moses

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 8, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Jewish tradition instructs that young children should begin their Jewish education by studying the book of Leviticus. Even a cursory reading of the blood and gore that make up the sacrificial rites described in the third book of the Torah would lead most teachers to conclude that...