Religion

This week's Torah portion (though not this particular column) introduces the commandment to leave fallen harvest in the field to be "gleaned" by the poor, as illustrated in here
"The Gleaners" by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible.

What makes us different? And what makes us holy?

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1- 20:27 Amos 9:7-9:15 (Ashkenazim) Ezekiel 20:2- 20:20 (Sephardim) In the Book of Esther, one of the charges that the evil Haman levels against the Jewish people is that their laws are different from all other peoples, and therefore they cannot be trusted to follow the laws of the Persian state. Although it…
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