Posts Tagged ‘havdalah’

Internet Background with Binary Code and Vitruvian Man - represents Parshat Shoftim and the Torah's prohibition against mutilating the body for a healthy body and soul.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Body Is Sacred

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This week’s Torah portion introduces the prohibition against mutilating or harming one’s body as a sign of mourning. Our rabbis explain that we may not mutilate our bodies because they are, in fact, not ours. They are God’s body and God’s soul, which He placed within specially designed physical…

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People praying at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 9

It’s 5:15 am, dark and quiet. I am walking alone through the Old City, heading to the Western Wall for a special ‘sunrise’ Kabbalah service. Cantor Smolash will be there. He told us about it last night and invited everyone to meet him in the lobby at 4:20 am, to which everyone naturally laughed. But…

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