This week’s Torah portion is a double reading. The first section is called Tazria which means “to conceive” as in: “A woman who becomes pregnant . . .” The second selection is called Metzora which means “diseased,” as in: “These are the regulations for any diseased person . . .” (Leviticus 14:2). The Jewish sages teach that these portions, which are read on the same Sabbath on most years, have a deep connection. But what could possibly be the connection between giving birth and being diseased?
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A new museum of natural history – showing a collection of over 5 million specimens – will open to the public this summer reports No Camels. The best part? This impressive, 8,000-square-meter building is shaped just like Noah’s Ark. It will be one of the first of its kind for natural history research in the Middle East.
Remembering Holocaust survivors is important, but it is not enough. We must act now to help the last remaining Holocaust survivors who are living in poverty.
Avner Dorman is an Israeli composer and conductor.
The Fellowship Hotline, launched just last year, provides anyone in need in Israel a place to call to get help. This year during Passover, the number of requests for assistance tripled. The Hotline received 400 calls a day! One generous donation allowed us to help an elderly woman celebrate the Passover seder in dignity.
Our friends at The Nosher show us how to make a simple hummus. It’s a perfect snack any time of year!
The Fellowship's latest global campaign, as Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, aims to move from Holocaust commemoration towards action that helps impoverished Holocaust survivors.
Anastasia, 31, planned to spend her whole life in Donetsk, Ukraine, a place she knew was home. “It was what we knew and things were going very well,” she says. “Then the war came.” The ongoing conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian armed forces caused unrest and violence in her neighborhood. She could hear shelling in the distance as she took her 10-month-old son, Mykyta, and 2-year-old daughter, Sofia, to school and nursery. She and her husband, Leonid, 37, worried about the future of their country. Learn how The Fellowship helped . . .
Yael Eckstein shows us how a Jewish kitchen is prepared for the Passover seder.
Anna Igumnova was a Russian chemist who helped save Slovakian Jews from the Nazis during World War II.