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Violence and the sacred

Sacrifices divert the destructive energy of violent reciprocity. But justice could do the same, if society reached that level.

Violence and the sacred

Perpetual sacrifice

Jerusalem stood by virtue of the Tamid offering, the perpetual sacrifice which corresponds to the Holy City and its characteristics.

Perpetual sacrifice

Sacrificial Offerings, so far and yet so near!

Insights into the more symbolic and mystical aspects of the sacrifices as taught by the Zohar and other sources.

Sacrificial Offerings, so far and yet so near!

Vayikra: There is no free lunch

We ourselves are the sacrifice that can bring us to a true attainment of forgiveness, in terms of heavenly judgment.

Vayikra: There is no free lunch

Shelamim: Peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

Shelamim means whole. Peace is completeness, harmony, the feeling that one thing complements another, and both are equal parts of a whole.

Shelamim: Peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

Vayikra: The traits of a Shaliach

The attributes of a dedicated Shaliach mirror the message behind one of the offerings in the Temple.

Vayikra: The traits of a Shaliach

Coming closer

What is the idea behind bringing offerings to the Temple? Will that resume?

Coming closer

History and destiny

This coming Shabbat's parashah spells out the details of the offerings once brought to the sanctuary, but today read each morning..

History and destiny

Why civilizations die

Contemplate worst-case scenarios. Ask what we would do, if…

Why civilizations die

Jews arrested for trying to sacrifice on Mount

Jerusalem police stress importance of 'keeping the peace'; Temple Mount rights organization calls on Israel to keep the mitzva.

Police arrest Jews for trying to offer sacrifice on Temple Mount

'Write Jewish law, get banned from Temple Mount'

Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer reveals police banned him from Mount because 10 years ago he wrote about legal facets of Temple offerings.

'Write about Jewish law, get banned from the Temple Mount'

Ronsky: We're Fulfilling the Fogel Family's Will

4 years since the brutal Fogel family murder, Itamar remains defiant. 'The terrorists want to get rid of us, but we hold tight to the land.'

Rabbi Ronsky: We Are Fulfilling the Will of the Fogel Family