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Erica Brown
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Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator who teaches for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Wexner Foundation and consults for the Jewish Agency and other Jewish non-profits. Her most recent books are "Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death" (Simon and Schuster) and "Leadership and the Wilderness" (OU/Koren).

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Situating God: Revisiting Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:37 PM

Opening the new biblical book Vayikra, Leviticus, likewise opens a new chapter in the lives of the Israelites. Their relationship with God would be expressed through the performance of set rituals in a physical structure. No doubt such changes also brought transformations...

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Noah: The Garden Versus the Tower (Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32)

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 3:53 PM

In the midst of the post-flood re-creation stories in this week's Torah reading, we find two different responses to the tragedy of the world's destruction. The first, in chapter 10, is the rebuilding and repopulation of the world. Like God himself in...

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Bemidbar: Leadership in the Wilderness

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Of the five books of Moses, the one that gets the most neglect is the book of Numbers. You may have bet on Leviticus for obvious reasons: It's filled with minute details about the Tabernacle, sacrifices and priesthood that are not relevant for...

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