Viral Time

Time has brought order into space since Creation. We mark time three times daily, every week, every month, several times a year and now during Sefirah every day. Marking time gives meaning to the moment between our past and our future which we call present. Subjective time is different for each person and for each …

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Chag of Presence

Ever since Rashi preferred to translate Pesach as Passover (Parshas Bo, Revii), nearly a millennium ago, Ashkenazi Jews have assumed that that was the only meaning for the name of the Holiday, including in Yiddish, “Iberganagen”. Rashi actually gave the meaning in Onkelos, “had compassion” before his own translation, but it faded into the background. Many …

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