Tag Archives: COVID 19

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

Strengthening Community During Unprecedented Times – by Chicago Corps Member Julie Schreiber

The following speech was given by Avodah Service Corps Member Julie Schreiber at Avodah’s 2020 virtual Partners in Justice Gala. How will we remember this time? I ask myself this every day. During crises – or “unprecedented times,” as our … Continue reading

Widening Our Capacity: Lessons from the Passover Story in the Time of COVID-19

By Sarra Alpert, Avodah National Program Director The word mitzrayim, the Hebrew name for Egypt, is often defined as “narrow straits,” framing the Exodus story that we recount at Passover, a narrative of emerging from a constrained existence as slaves … Continue reading