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The Kollel is about more than the education and the experiences. Implementing the lessons and ideas into real life can be complicated. Here’s a place to talk about life, to weave the education into experience and discuss how to navigate it properly. 1/18/2019- Beshalach- Celebrating Belief 1/11/2019- Bo- A Holy Burden 12/20/2018- Vayechi- Like Fish Getting Water 12/7/2018- Mikeitz- Illuminating Introspection 11/30/2018- Vayeishev- Alone with the Sheep 11/23/2018- Vayishlach- Humbled…

Contemporary Conversations

How does our tradition address some of the most pressing ideological issues of our day and age? Join us as we explore important contemporary topics through the medium of classical Jewish texts. Topics will range from moral dilemmas in Jewish law to ideological issues, such as vegetarianism and the interplay between morality and Jewish law.  Classes will take place on Monday evenings, 7:30pm at the JCC Conference Room B, 5801…

Family First

In discussing the role of the High Priest during the Yom Kippur service, the verse says the following: “And he shall provide atonement for himself, for his household, and for the entire congregation of Israel” (16:17). It seems strange that these three groups of people are singled out, despite that fact that they would all be included in teh last phrase, “the entire congregation of Israel”. Why, then, does the…

Knowing the Right People

The Parshiyot of Tazria and Metzora focus almost exclusively on the contraction and cleansing of Tzara’at- colloquially referred to as “leprosy”. While there are many possible causes for the affliction, the Torah is very clear on how to go about the process- you must go through the Kohen, the priest. But why? Why can there not be an expert, scientist, or even Talmudic scholar that could determine the status of…