10 08, 2015

Why must women start the Sabbath before Men?

By |2015-08-10T07:33:08-07:00August 10th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                   Why must women start the Sabbath before Men?   If people would take the time to look at the bulletin of an Orthodox Synagogue, they would find something very curious. The women are instructed to light candles several minutes before the men are scheduled to attend the Mincha service,[1] and Mincha takes place [...]

19 06, 2013

A strange tale of Pharisees

By |2013-06-19T03:55:41-07:00June 19th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                          By Israel Drazin               Numbers 19 tells how people who became impure because of contact with a dead human must be sprinkled with ashes of a red heifer before they can enter the tabernacle.[1] Among other particulars of the law, verse 9 states, “A man who is clean should gather the ashes of [...]