Emor – Let the Feet Do the Talking

Emor – Let the Feet Do the Talking

The Shalosh regalim, Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot are referred to as the ‘foot’ festivals, because we made the pilgrimage on foot. We shed the comforts of home but returned with huge blessings and uplift. Just like a seed planted in the soil which, initially rots, shedding its skin, but produces fruit far beyond the single

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Emor – Enlightened Education

Emor – Enlightened Education

Education means bringing light into the lives of our children – literally, enlightenment.  This can only take place if the school, or parents, explain the Torah meaning of life, plus the moral and ethical teachings, so that children, when adults, have a measuring stick to distinguish right from wrong.

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Emor – Weapons or Umbilic

Emor – Weapons or Umbilic

How do you use your voice? Is it a vehicle for exercise of power and control? Or does it bely fears and insecurities? Or is it an instrument of vocal touch and meaningful connection? The name of this week’s Parsha, Emor, means ‘to speak’. G-d instructs Moshe how to speak gently to the Kohanim and

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Emor – The Honesty and Dishonesty of Words

Emor – The Honesty and Dishonesty of Words

Isn’t it interesting that the Biblical narrative of creation is portrayed in terms of a Divine soliloquy: “And G-d said…”. Would it not have been more ‘sophisticated’ to attribute to G-d some more profound form of communication like “And G-d meditated…” or “ And G-d mystically communicated…”. Yet ‘G-d said’ is the phrase of choice.

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