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Shmini: Messy Lives

Avigayil Halpern is publishing a weekly feminist dvar Torah on the parsha though her newsletter, Approaching, which is being crossposted to Jewschool. You can subscribe to her newsletter here. Parshat Shmini begins with the conclusion of the ceremonies that dedicate the…

Tzav: Anointing and Identity

Avigayil Halpern is publishing a weekly feminist dvar Torah on the parsha though her newsletter, Approaching, which is being crossposted to Jewschool. You can subscribe to her newsletter here. One of the most affecting moments in Parshat Tzav is when,…

Passover and the Pandemic

When the first Passover seder took place Israelites were instructed to close themselves into their houses and protect themselves with a ritual of dabbing the blood of the Paschal lamb on their door.  They stood at high alert, staff in…

Daniel Sieradski