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Rabbi Einini bar Sasson said, “Why does the Torah write about bigdei kehuna (the kohen’s garments) adjacent to where the Torah writes about sacrifices? This is to teach you that just as sacrifices provide atonement, so too do bigdei kehuna provide atonement.”
Rashi here comments that the adjacency mentioned in this statement is found in the following verses of the Torah portion in Tzav (Vayikra 7:13): “This is the law for the burnt offering, for the meal offering, and for the sin offering…

’s will that living things not live forever. But while alive, they thrive on life. Therefore, the food chain, which is such an integral, vital process of the world, subsists on one organism sustaining its life via the life of another. Accordingly, living things preserve their lives by consuming others not as a moral decision, nor even out of a conscious decision to terminate life. They simply act upon a Divinely-designed instinct to eat. In this respect, a lion’s feeding on its prey…

This Parsha begins the last of the Five Books of The Torah, Sefer Devarim. This Book is also called Mishneh Torah, "Repetition of the Torah" (hence the Greek/English title Deuteronomy). Sefer Devarim relates what Moshe told Bnei Yisrael during the last five weeks of his life, as they prepared to cross the Jordan into Eretz Yisrael. Moshe reviews the mitzvot, stressing the change of lifestyle they…

Residents of the Stony Point neighborhood are still reeling after the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department turned roughly a dozen members of the community

The giant hotel chain became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its more than 6,500 properties by next July.

A pilot-scale facility that extracts valuable rare earth elements from coal waste byproducts officially opened its doors this week at West Virginia

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Alex Bowman unveiled his Watkins Glen paint scheme, featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital on Wednesday morning at the Hendrick Motorsports campus.

During an interview Wednesday, Trump said he told President Vladimir Putin during talks in Helsinki that another round of election meddling would not be tolerated.

Last month, North Carolina General Assembly members passed legislation that will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe’s

The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

Jesse Randall Davidson pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting that occurred just two weeks after the Parkland, Fla., massacre. Davidson's attorney said he didn't want to hurt any kids.

A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer.

Writer, poet and artist Keisha-Gaye Anderson will be working on her project at a part of the Artist In Residence at Macon and Eastern Parkway Libraries.

To help end the confusion among landlords and homeless people, New York City will streamline its rental assistance voucher program beginning in the fall.

It's an exciting time to be at Camp Friendship in Virginia! Week 5 has been a great one, with over 35 exciting activities to try and so many new people to me...

I recently returned from a trip to several cities in Russia, and wanted to share some interesting public space furniture ideas I encountered. Many Russian cities have seen considerable investment in their public spaces in anticipation of hosting the World Cup, like the waterfront hammocks in Samara pictured above. I’d love to see something like …

Temperatures are expected to hit the upper-90’s this weekend and people need to keep themselves cool and hydrated. The city has tips and a list of “cooling centers” where you can go to soak in that air conditioning at its Beat the Heat website. See below for some of the options,via Council Member Helen Rosenthal and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outhustled a 10-term incumbent to win a Democratic congressional primary. But the young Bronxite socialist’s every word is now being amplified — by supporters who see her as an exemplar of a bold new progressive future, and by foes who want to paint her as the scary face o

Arizona State University (ASU) is becoming especially friendly to Jewish students. The research university, made up of five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, is home to 3,500 Jewish students. Thanks to the efforts of Chabad representatives Rabbi Shmuel and Chana Tiechtel, kosher lunches and dinners will now allow Jewish students to more easily follow the dietary laws. Jennifer Hightower, vice president of student services, explains…

We know from juvenile justice that zero-tolerance and detention harm rather than help children, write Sarah Sherman-Stokes and Wendy Kaplan. Our immigration policy should reflect those lessons.

Become the champion of BPL's digital bowling league! Older adults are welcome to join a team, learn how to bowl using a Microsoft Xbox One and compete with neighborhood libraries and senior sites in the community.

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Recently the issue of suicide has been brought to our attention and its rise in America has become troublesome. Anthony Bourdain, the famous travel chef and author, and Kate Spade, a well-known fashion designer, both committed suicide during the same week. These high-profile people brought attention to the rising suicide rate in the United States.

On Thursday, the second of three performances featuring all-Latinx artists, in collaboration with their Radical Women exhibition, will take place.

When people and drugs mix, shenanigans often follow. Even when it's in the name of medicine, the combination of people and drugs can lead to hilarious scenarios - people's stories of anesthesia remain proof of this. The body reacts to anesthesia in different ways depending on the person, whic...

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Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of…

Published by Michael Novogradac on Monday, July 2, 2018
Even after tax reform, home ownership is on target to receive far more federal tax subsidies than rental housing
According to an analysis by Novogradac & Company of homeownership and rental subsidies included in the recent Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) report, “Estimates of Federal Tax Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2017-2021,” the federal government will provide more…