Bat Kol at the Transfiguration

In our days it is even exceedingly rare to hear a voice speak from heaven, but it seems to have been more common in the days of the Apostles. Talmudic literature offers several anecdotes of “a voice from heaven” speaking during the late Second Temple Era. The Hebrew term for the heavenly voice, bat kol, literally … Continue reading Bat Kol at the Transfiguration

This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013

Acharei Mot (After the death) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S) "Blood Life" Just like the double Torah portions of Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) that are separated for leap year readings, Acharei Mot is usually coupled with the following portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27). Our selection for this week starts out with describing the meticulous requirements … Continue reading This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013