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    Curb Your Enthusiasm – Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 21 April 2017 - Comments Off on Curb Your Enthusiasm – Parshas Shemini

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    A Loyal Soldier in G-d’s Army – Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Moshe Rockove - 17 April 2015 - 0 Comments

    There are times in life when one may be called upon to do something that is above and beyond the call of duty. An employee puts in extra hours to finish a project on time, or a true friend goes…

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    The Chemistry of Kosher Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 21 March 2014 - 0 Comments

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    The Lessons of the Holy Cow- Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 19 March 2014 - 0 Comments

    This Shabbat we will read Parshas Parah, the third of the four special Torah readings of the Purim/Passover season. This section deals with the laws of the Red Heifer, whose ashes were used during Biblical times in the purification process…

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    You Are What You Eat! Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Moshe Rockove - 04 April 2013 - 0 Comments

    This week’s Torah portion, Shemini, discusses the laws of kashruth and their importance in Jewish life.  The Torah (Lev. 11:3) details those animals whose meat we may eat: those animals who chew their cud and have split hooves, such as…

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    Pure Pork Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 18 April 2012 - 1 Comment

    There is nothing more “treif” (non-kosher) than a pig. Pig has always represented the prototype of impurity, the quintessential “treif” (non-kosher) item.  In Hebrew, the very word for pig has become a common epithet used to refer to all repulsive,…

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    Are You What You Eat? Parshas Shemini

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 25 March 2011 - 0 Comments

    In this week’s Torah portion, Shemini, we find the basic outline of the types of animals, birds and fish that we are permitted and prohibited to eat. Kosher species of animals have split hooves and chew their cud; kosher species…