Lately, in my bible reading, there have been lots of references about famine. In our twenty first century mind set where food is everywhere, and many of us are watching our weight (even using intermittent fasting as a technique) we have never experienced an actual famine. Just recently, I realized that I was going through Continue reading Famines

The Daughters of “Z”

Can anyone pronounce Zelophehad? That’s why I titled this blog “The Daughters of “Z”! This month contains two of my favorite portions, which are parashat Pinchas and Mattot/Massei. Well, in this portion we meet Zelophehad’s five daughters Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. In Numbers 27:1-7, the story unfolds of five women trying to get Continue reading The Daughters of “Z”