From India to Honduras: Passover 2022

Like every year, this Pesach our communities all over enjoyed the holiday. Eating special foods, taking day trips and having family time. After two years of Covid, people have been tentatively getting back to pre-pandemic activity level and no better time than the holidays to...

Ovadiah Milkah is an activist working with Shavei, specifically to help Russians and Ukrainians since the outbreak of war. He has worked tirelessly providing food and goods to the refugees from Ukraine, both in Israel, and in Ukraine.  The following is a special webinar he gave...

Thousands of Ukrainian Jews have been suffering the effects of war in their country. Some have escaped their war-torn homes in the Ukraine to neighboring countries. Others have made Aliyah, arriving safely in Israel, though, having been forced to flee, many came with virtually nothing...

Parshat Kedoshim Parshat Kedoshim is one of the best parshiot in the Torah. Or at least Rashi says so on the first verse: most of the topics of the Torah are contained in Parshat Kedoshim. Meaning – in learning this one parsha we touch on almost...

Achrei Mot-Kedoshim 1 st aliya (Vayikra 16:1-17), 2 nd aliya (16:18-24) Aharon is instructed to enter the Holy of Holies only through an elaborate process of offerings. He is to bring a private sin offering. And a communal sin offering of 2 identical goats, one as an...

With the wide variety of communities that Shavei Israel works with, literally in every corner of the globe, there are numerous activities and programs as people prepare for the Passover holiday.  As the festivities include much preparation, and there are many specific laws and details that...

While most newly married couples are likely to take off for a honeymoon immediately after their wedding, in Jewish tradition a bride and groom continues to celebrate with the community for a week following the wedding. Each day, the bride and groom are treated to...

1st aliya (Vayikra 14:1-12) Purification from Tzarat: When the Cohen determines that the Tzarat of the skin has subsided, the Metzora undertakes a process to allow him to reenter the camp, though for 7 additional days he may not enter the Mikdash.  Outside of the...

Parshat Tazria by Rav Reuven Tradburks The next 2 parshiot, Tazria and Metzora are challenging.  Their theme is simple: entry to the Mikdash is restricted for those who are Tamei.  There are a number of situations that render a person Tamei.  The removal of the Tuma...