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Why the New Haggadah Is Only $2 Each*

Several of my good friends are tour operators, guides, or connected into the tourist industry. Here in Israel, tourism is one of our nation’s primary sources of income. It is a good career for people who speak multiple languages. Millions of Christians from all nations come to […]

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Eight Connections between the Red Heifer and Redemption

It is a bizarre and arcane ritual. The priests slaughter and burn a completely red cow. They combine the ashes with water. When a person is contaminated with impurity though contact with the dead, the priests sprinkle this water upon them, and the impurity is removed. Yet […]

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So You’re Hosting Your First Passover Seder?

Passover is coming! Perhaps you would like to host a seder in your home, but don’t know where to start. The Torah instructs us about many things on this holiday, including: We are to treat this season a holy and festive time (Leviticus 23:4-6). There are special […]

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