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Some laws can be altered or followed differently due to the principle of "pikuach nefesh," asving a person's life.
Sefaria offers 20 different Torah translations in English and other languages, including the brand-new, “gender-sensitive” revision of the Jewish Publication Society’s Tanakh.
The parsha opens with: “This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the Israelites farewell before he died” (Deut. 33:1).
When we delve into it, study its teachings, and live according to its guidance, we lead meaningful and elevated lives.
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The feeling of touching spiritual heights is captured in Yoram Raanan’s painting Ascendance, where the figures seem to be ascending to a more spiritual plane with joy and ecstasy.
There is a common misconception that menstruating women are not allowed to touch the Torah. However, halachic sources dating back to the Talmud do not support such an assertion.
Perhaps some of the prayers during this Yom Kippur can help us to not only to reflect on our lives but also to take actions in the year ahead that will help heal the world.