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  • Torah portion: Becoming a distinguished people

    March 19, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    “You shall be holy, for I am holy”

    — Leviticus 11:45

    I always find that Parashat Shemini inspires young people to ask questions. “Why did Aaron’s sons have to die?” “Why can’t I have a drink and get a little tipsy if it will help me enjoy services more?” And, of course, the...

  • What It Takes to Be a Jewish Leader

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    April 15, 2009 | 1:16 am

    Charlton Heston (alav haShalom) made a great Moses; on screen, he seemed perfect — tall, handsome, gravelly voice, and not even Anne Baxter could seduce him.

    Thankfully, the biblical Moses was not as monochromatic as the theatrical Moses. Despite his near perfection as a human...

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