Parashat Emor: Sacred Time, Sacred Connections

An unusual juxtaposition in this Torah portion highlights an oft-overlooked piece of observing the major festivals.

Ghosting God

Freeing yourself from 'the busy trap'

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.

The Instinct to Hoard

Even when times are tough, we still must give.

Haftarah for Parashat Emor

Regulations for the Zadokite priests.

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.