Chol HaMoed PesachThis Shabbat is the Shabbat during the Feast of Unleavened Bread and therefore we have special readings. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is one of the three festivals for which all males, 20 years of age and older, are required to go up to Jerusalem. The primary reason is to offer the holiday
This week’s Parasha is called Tzav. The reading is Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36. Here is a brief commentary from Baruch on the Haftarah: This Shabbat is called the Great Sabbath because it is the Shabbat before Passover. The Haftarah reading (the reading from the Prophets) this week is: Malachi 3:4-24. The reading from the prophet
Well, we have now entered the home stretch for Passover preparation! Yesterday, we went to Ashkelon, where Baruch taught about the Passover seder and also about the L-rd’s Supper. It is important to realize that many Jewish people from the former Soviet Union destroyed all evidence of their Jewishness, such as ketubahs (marriage documents), etc.