TC Jewfolk’s column for questions you were afraid to ask in Hebrew school. Today’s question for the Rabbi: How can I help Israel during these critical times?
An imaginary conversation with God on what kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws, have to do with the building of the mishkan.
I’m career driven, outspoken and have a raunchy sense of humor. So why do I affiliate with the Orthodox movement? After all, aren’t they sexist?
Depending on where you attend services the afternoon of Yom Kippur, you will hear either Leviticus chapter 18 or Leviticus chapter 19. The traditional reading, Leviticus 18 – on forbidden sexual liaisons (incest, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, etc)- was replaced in most Conservative and Reform shuls by Leviticus 19: “The Holiness Code.”