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Parshat Kedoshim

The Aftermath

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

Violent deaths should never happen. But when we are witnesses to such evil, we must engage even more fully with the work of perfecting the world.

Holiness After The Death Of 6 Million

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Arnold M. Eisen

Holiness is meant to pervade all of daily behavior, not to inhabit the high points of experience only. Love means reaching out toward neighbors and the world with the same care, regard and generosity we normally reserve for ourselves and those closest to us.

God's Challenge

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

It is a simple yet profound challenge -- be holy, imitate God in our own lives. It is the fundamental lesson that for Jewish civilization, the ultimate goal of life is not "happiness," it is "holiness."

Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Don't Try This At Home (Or Anywhere Else)

Josh Fleet | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Josh Fleet

God tells Moses to tell Aaron not to come before the Holy of Holies regularly -- so that he will not die like his sons Nadab and Abihu -- because the Divine Presence appears there as a pillar of cloud always.