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One of this week’s Parshiot, Behar, relates that G-d spoke to Moshe (Moses) on Mount Sinai, saying that for six years you may plant your fields, but the seventh year is a Sabbath for the land. Why does the Torah specify that G-d is speaking on “Mount Sinai?” The answer is because the Sabbatical year is one mitzvah which proves…

Dvar for Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)

Among many things, Parshat Emor lays down instructions for the Kohanim (Priests) to remain holy. Instructions include not coming in contact with dead bodies, and growing their beards and hair (21:1-5). Recanati points out an interesting difference between the instructions for the Kohamin to remain “holy”, and those of the Levites to be “pure”. What is the difference, and why?…

Dvar for Acharei Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27)

Did you know that the airline safety announcements were taken from one of this week’s Parshiot, Acharei Mot? When the Torah says that the Kohen Gadol (high priest) worked for forgiveness of himself, his family and of the nation as a whole (16:17), one should wonder why he couldn’t just work on forgiveness for everyone, which would clearly also include…

My Sound Sunday evening

You know how you do something and afterwards you wonder why you’ve never done it before? I had an experience like that on Sunday evening. I went to a Sound Meditation otherwise known as a Gong Bath and absolutely loved it. I wasn’t sure what to expect because it was the first time so the first thing I did was…

Website Update

Hi Everyone, Since Gaea’s went live in May 2008, this website has undergone a few changes in terms of design and structure. The content is regularly reviewed and I watch the pages that you visit with interest. Over the years, Gaea’s readers’ stats have increased exponentially starting with an average of 10 readers per day. This average now sits at 1,620…

Good Friends

I was recently reminded of the value of friends.  I thought I would start this post off with a catchy definition of what a friend is but there are hundreds on Google which actually reinforces what I wanted to say so I elected to use a simple definition from the Oxford Dictionary: “a person with whom one has a bond…

Jewish Holidays – 2011 to 2012

FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL DATES 2011(5771-5772) 2012(5772-5773) TU B’SHEVAT Thu Jan 20th/15 Shevat Wed Feb 8th/15 Shevat PURIM Sun Mar 20th/14 Adarll Thu Mar 8th/14 Adarl PESACH 1st DAY Tue April 19th/15 Nisan Sat Apr 7tCh/15 Nisan PESACH 7th DAY Apr 25th/21 Nisan Fri Apr 13th/21 Nisan YOM HASHOAH Sun May 1st/27 Nisan Thu Apr 19th/27 Nisan YOM HAZIKARON Mon May…