Category Archives: Commentary

Torah Teachings on Purity Rituals in the Time of COVID-19

This week’s parsha, Tazria-Metsora is both incredibly timely and deeply complex. Now that the Kohenim have been ordained, their functions are beginning to be outlined. The Book of Leviticus is arguably the Torah’s most complex and least-understood book, given that … Continue reading

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month

The following remarks were given by Rabbi Lauren Tuchman, Avodah’s Ruach Avodah Spiritual Advisor, on February 3, 2021/22 Shvat, 5781 at the #JDAM (Jewish Disability Awareness Month) kickoff, hosted by Jewish Federations of North America. I would like to begin … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter – Commitment to Action

  Black Lives Matter.  We join a growing chorus of individuals, organizations, and institutions proclaiming this statement to affirm the dignity of Black lives and call for an end to structural racism. More importantly, while we know that a statement … Continue reading