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[Dvar Torah] Shemini

This week's parsha is Shemini and it translates into “eight”; “Chet” is the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and when combined with “Yud” it creates the word חי – meaning life. The number eight is normally used in Jewish history as indicating a celebration or a joyous occasion (eight days of Sukkot, eight days of Hanukkah). 

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[Dvar Torah] Vayikra

Our parsha this week, Vayikra, is the first parsha of the third book of the Chumash. In addition, because it is the week before Purim, we also read Zachor - a short paragraph describing how we should not forget to wipe out the Amalekites, whose aim was to destroy the Jewish people.

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