Even if we view leprosy as a punishment, we must work to heal the afflicted, allowing our sense of compassion to override justice or logic.
Jewish dietary practices allow us to welcome the sacred into our daily lives and into mundane acts.
The ceremony installing the priests teaches the importance of consecrating the entire body for sacred service.
The institution of animal sacrifice allows us to confront our deepest subconscious urges and needs.
The presence of the broken tablets in the Ark reminds us of the value of objects that may not be functional but signify important relationships.
The clothing of our religious leaders communicates our perceptions of our relationships to God and each other.
Our communal responsibility to ensure the immortality of the Jewish people depends on our commitment to supporting Jewish education.
The menorah teaches that each of us has a unique gift to contribute to the world.
Parashat Mishpatim teaches us that our society cannot function without laws, judges, and courts of justice.
The complex ways in which parents serve as our bridge between God and the world.