Mazal Tov to Rabbi Noah Cheses who graduated on May 18th with a Masters Degree in Religion from Yale University.
Noah is now serving as the Assistant Rabbi at Shaarei Shomayim, which is Toronto's largest modern orthodox synagogue.
|An Introduction to Vayikra|
Our recent class on the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus) was recorded, you can view it below.
Rabbi Yaffe explains its major themes of holiness and reconciliation, contrasts the roles of Moshe and Aharon both then and now, and summarizes the Book's view of human nature.
Many thanks to Yury Livshetz for the original audio recording and to Jordan Lee Wagner for the editing and conversion to video. Here's the video:
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|Don't Forget Eruv Tavshilin Today|
The Eruv Tavshilin is a ritual which essentially proclaims that we have begun Shabbat preparations in advance of the preceding YomTov. We take two foods that we will eat on Shabbat, and designate before Yom Tov that these foods have already been prepared in advance of Yom Tov, allowing us to "finish" preparing for Shabbat on the holiday.
The two foods should include one baked item (usually bread or matzah), and one cooked item (usually an egg, but cooked chicken or meat would also qualify); and those items are stored until Shabbat, and eaten at any time during Shabbat.
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