The blasphemer: Who was at fault, the individual or the community?
Why is religion particularly important in a free society?
Lashon Hara (speaking negatively of others) is considered a grave offense. Under what, if any, circumstances can one share negative information about another?
The Declaration of Independence uses language that echoes the biblical concept of Betzelem Elokim (created in the image of God). How can the concept of Betzelem Elokim help heal our world?
The words Chametz and Matzah are similar in spelling. What can we learn from this?
Will the future redemption be greater than the Exodus from Egypt?
Tying together the message of the Exodus and of Shabbat teaches us how to take advantage of our freedom.
Fairy-tale figures are of noble birth but wind up being raised by people of humble origin, only to reclaim their lofty status. Moshe's story is the opposite. What should we learn from this narrative reversal?
This class addresses two issues:
1. Procedures for an "Erev Shabbat" Pesach
2. Kashrut & Kashering
Rabbi Steven Saks
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