Parashat Emor: Sacred Time, Sacred Connections
An unusual juxtaposition in this Torah portion highlights an oft-overlooked piece of observing the major festivals.
The Cruel Demands of Purity and Beauty
By and large it is not only the preference for beauty that has spilled into Western culture, but also the equation between beauty and goodness.
Our Relationship to Other Creatures
There are real actions we can take to preserve species diversity.
Sacred Time and Space
The Jewish concept of holiness is bound to notions of sacred time and space--and reaching out to those in need.