Parshah Tazria & Itchy Skin Diseases

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Icky skin diseases consume most of our attention in this week’s Torah portion, but the cause and effect probably aren’t what you think. Our parsha goes into great detail about a handful of different skin afflictions, collectively called "tzaraat," … [Continue reading]

Parsha Shemini: Living A Double Life (Lev. 9:1 – 11:47)

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Leviticus can be a very daunting book, especially when you limit your Dvar to a very loose free association style discussion. In previous posts I mention for this Torah cycle I want to challenge myself by not relying on more scholarly Jew’s … [Continue reading]

Win Tickets To Atlanta Jewish Music Festival!

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PunkTorah is a proud sponsor of this year's Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. And that means FREE TICKETS to some lucky person. Rules and Directions (please read these or you will be totally confused!!!!!) You must live in the state of Georgia … [Continue reading]

Parsha Tzav: Seriously Dude! Another Way Too Short Dvar or Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Lev. 6:1 – 8:36)

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Parsha Tzav is the continuation of Torah’s listing of which offerings require this or that and how those offerings should be ceremoniously carried out. Oh and once the list of offerings is complete Moses clothes Aaron and anoints him and his sons as … [Continue reading]

Is Judaism Programming Itself To Death? Parshah Vayikra by Rabbi Patrick

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This dvar Torah has three parts: I come from a generation that was overwhelmed by programming Something, something, something, dead animals It's the people Let's get started... ### I come from a generation that was overwhelmed by … [Continue reading]