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  • Ritual of Return

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    July 18, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    This double parasha brings us to the end of the book of Bemidbar. The Israelites stand at the edge of the Promised Land, following Moses’ last military campaign. Before the people can leave the wilderness, the soldiers must go through rituals of purification. They must stay “outside...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Promises Made, Promises Broken

    Have you ever broken a promise? You promised to call your Mom when you got to your friend's house, but you forgot. You promised your friend that you would give her some of your lunch, but you ended up eating it all at lunchtime. In Parshat Matot,...