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A Calendar Without Tish’a B’av

(Began here.) As part of getting prepared for eliminating the observance of the destruction of the Temple, and in its place, celebrating the rebuilding of the Temple, the calendars have to be corrected. Instead of two Sundays in the middle of this summer being marked as fast days, they should be noted as intended days … Continue reading

The Haftara for Sabbath – New Moon

Maimonides is well-known for claiming that the sacrificial ritual as laid down in the Torah was a concession to the primitive religious beliefs of the ancient Hebrews who left Egypt. The idea of animal sacrifice was such an integral part of any religious paradigm that existed at the time of the giving of the Torah, … Continue reading