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Midrash Ruth Rabbah: A Synoptic Edition is available now

We are pleased to announce that Midrash Ruth Rabbah: A Synoptic Edition is now available online as part of the Midrash Project on the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies website.

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Jewish Learning in English – SPRING 2019

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Jewish Life & Learning

Yahrzeit in adar

When a Person Passed Away in Adar, When is the Yahrzeit Observed in a Leap Year?

 Since Purim is observed in Adar II, this is the month which most Jews today consider the “real” Adar. However, it is perfectly legitimate to observe a yahrzeit in Adar I following the many opinions and precedents.

Parashat Tetzaveh

Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, asks: The sacrificial offering associated with giving thanks to God must be eaten on the same day and leftovers must be burnt. What about Bal Tashchit (the commandment of do not destroy or waste)?