Holocaust Remembrance Day Starts Tonight

Holocaust Remembrance Day Starts Tonight

 

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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

My Jewish LearningIn Israel, this annual day of remembrance begins with the sounding of a two-minute siren that brings the entire country to a halt.

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WORD OF THE DAY

Glatt (ּגלאַט)

Pronounced GLAHT, this Yiddish word literally means „smooth” and refers to an additional stringency some Jews observe regarding the meat they consider kosher. Learn more about glatt kosher meat.

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Moroccan Fish and Crispy Rice Cake

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TODAY’S QUESTION

How Much Do You Know About the Holocaust?

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WEEKLY TORAH PORTION

TorahParashat Achrei Mot
Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

SUMMARY

God speaks to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons, who were killed for coming too close to the presence of God. God instructs Moses and Aaron on the procedures surrounding Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. God describes all the laws surrounding sexual prohibitions.
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COMMENTARY

We can learn from and adopt only those practices foreign to Judaism that enhance and strengthen Jewish practice.

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