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  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Strange Fire

    In Parshat Shemini, this week's portion, a very sad thing happens: the two older sons of Aaron -- Nadav and Avihu -- die. No one is quite sure why God chooses to kill them; the only clue the Torah gives us is that they have brought "strange fire" before God. Even though...

  • Wild Lessons

    By Abby Gilad

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Shemini, we learn which animals are kosher. Why did God create both kosher and non-kosher animals? The Talmud sages say that there is something we can learn from every animal.

    We can learn to be industrious and honest from an ant. Ants are hardworking and they don't...