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How can the anointment of Aaron the High Priest, recounted in this week's Torah reading, inspire us?

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One reason that God found the Jewish people worthy of redemption from Egypt was that they maintained their modest way of dress within a loose, immoral society.

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Let us explore the complicated and controversial question of “Who’s a Jew?” First, it would be worthwhile to understand what the word "Jew" means.

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Modesty is the top attribute for a Jew and for a leader. Only with a strong sense of modesty can one fight off all the temptations of power and corruption.

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Caesar celebrated the first New Year’s Day by ordering a major attack on Jews. For centuries, others in Europe and elsewhere followed suit, torturing and murdering Jews.

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So that there be no mistake or misunderstanding whatsoever, the Torah specifies exactly which land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: The Land of Israel!

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How often do people get caught up in an argument and lose focus on the matter at hand? How often do they even forget what they were arguing about?

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Even when the letter of the law is on your side, you don’t necessarily need to enforce your every last right. Sometimes making concessions is the wiser choice.

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There are three partners in the creation of each human being: the father, the mother and God. When a person honors his or her parents, it is as if that individual has honored God.

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Angels are seen to play an important role in preserving the relationship between God and humans. They frequently carry Divine messages intended for people.

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Sephardi-style cholent, known as hamin, uses rice instead of beans and barley, and chicken instead of beef. A traditional Sephardi addition is whole eggs in the shell which turn brown overnight.

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