Sacrifices – the problem of entrails

By Hannah Cowen Sacrifices are often a conundrum. Why do we offer them? Why dead animals? It’s all very confusing. But I’m not going to deal with any of that today. My question is simply this: Why throw out the entrails of bird sacrifices, rejecting them as an offering to Hashem? (We know that withContinue reading “Sacrifices – the problem of entrails”

Religious Girls in the Army – A personal Perspective

By Mia Gray, Lehava 5777 Until this year, whenever I had debates with people about religious girls in the army, I always argued from an ideological or intellectual standpoint. My big mistake had been believing that religious girls could join the army. I am under the firm impression that if a religious girl feels that she doesn’tContinue reading “Religious Girls in the Army – A personal Perspective”

Dealing with a Divided Israel

By Kobi Weiner Talk to anyone in Israel remotely interested in politics (which is most people) in the past few months, and it’s likely that one topic would crop up eventually: the evacuation of the settlement of Amona. For a good background of the whole story and the political pressures around it read this articleContinue reading “Dealing with a Divided Israel”

You are cordially invited to a wedding. Or is it a funeral?

By Hannah Cowen At this crucial point, when Bnei Yisrael have prepared themselves totally to receive the Torah, Moshe brings them to the foot of the mountain to fulfill their destiny. Here we can see the reactions of both Hashem and Bnei Yisrael to their impending covenant, and we should be able to learn theContinue reading “You are cordially invited to a wedding. Or is it a funeral?”