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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Justin Kerber

Ideals and purity in parsha Chukat

By Rabbi Justin Kerber June 27, 2012

Who among us hasn’t emerged from narrow straits? Is there anyone who hasn’t come through a fraught situation, maybe bruised but not beaten; blemished but not broken? Our Torah portion this week, Chukat, is famous for its enigmatic law of the Red Heifer....

B'nai Amoona's Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Awaking to the potential power of the desert

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose January 4, 2012

"We set out from Chorev and traversed the entire vast and awful (OR) great and awesome desert that you all saw, along the road to the hill country of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us." - Deuteronomy 1:19 "Abba...Abba...you awake?" Truth...

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