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May 1, 2015
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Aharei Mot-K’doshim 2015/5775 (Triennial II) — “For the Life of the Flesh is in the Blood”

Parashat Aharei Mot-K'doshim 2015/5775 (Triennial II) -- "For the Life of the Flesh is in the Blood" The Torah teaches us that one of the key purposes to sacrifice animals is to limit capital punishment.  When the blood of an animal is spilled on an altar, it sufficiently replaces the need to spill the blood of a human being (Leviticus 17:11). Why is animal blood a sufficient replacement for human blood? How does this practice relate to the Christian teaching that the spilling of "the blood of Christ" forgives the sins of humankind? Why does blood represent the life force of a living creature's life force? How do the laws of kashrut honor the notion that "the life of the[...]

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April 25, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Parashat K’doshim (קדושים) — The Unique Holiness of Humanity

Triennial I (2014/5774) -- The Unique Holiness of Humanity In Jewish terms, being "holy" is often associated with being different than what's ordinary. For instance, Jewish tradition teaches us that human beings are the most distinct and different kind of creation there is which is why we "can be holy" like God (Lev 19:2). But what is  that difference? What makes us uniquely human and what is our task to accomplish in this world in order to be holy? Join us for today's parashah class to discuss together or watch at your convenience on YouTube.  

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April 19, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Parashat K’doshim (קדושים) — Judging Righteously

2013/5773 (Triennial III) -- Judging Righteously Given this week's and today's ongoing events in Boston, we will look at how this week's Torah portion can help us make sense of responding to such a terrible, distressing, and painful situation.

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