Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 3
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
2d ago
בְּיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים מֵחֲצוֹת וּבָרְגָלִים מֵאַשְׁמוּרָה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה And on Yom Kippur [he removed the ashes] from midnight onward. And on the Festivals, [he removed the ashes] at the end of the first watch. We are getting down to brass tacks here!! The past few days we learned that most days the Altar gets cleaned up sometime... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 3 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Honey From the Rock
SVARA Blog
by Maggie Kraus
2d ago
I did a lot of crying this week, and then Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon passed away. Dr. Reagon was a scholar, singer, composer, organizer, and activist. Her songs and voice were an integral part of the 1960s struggle for civil rights and liberation. Along the way, Dr. Reagon founded The Freedom Singers and Sweet Honey... The post Honey From the Rock appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 2
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
3d ago
בִּקְרִיאַת הַגֶּבֶר אוֹ סָמוּךְ לוֹ בֵּין לְפָנָיו בֵּין לְאַחֲרָיו …at the crow of the rooster or adjacent to it, either before it or after it. We are moving our focus to the world of the altar, and in particular the timing of its ritual events. Yesterday we learned that the ashes, ostensibly of the previous... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 2 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 1
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
3d ago
בְּכָל יוֹם תּוֹרְמִין אֶת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ Every day the priests would remove the ashes from the altar… Today’s mishnaic phrase starts Mishnah Yoma 1:8, the final mishnah of this chapter. So far in this tractate, we’ve been learning all about how the Cohanim prep (and are prepped!) leading up to Yom Kippur. We started with a... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 8 Pt. 1 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 3
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
6d ago
וּמַעֲסִיקִין אוֹתוֹ עַד שֶׁיַּגִּיעַ זְמַן הַשְּׁחִיטָה And they would engage him until the time would arrive to slaughter the daily offering. The final line of Mishnah 7 in Chapter 1 of Yoma teaches us that they—other priests—would engage/keep the High Priest busy until the time of the morning sacrifice. When the Temples stood in Jerusalem,... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 3 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 2
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
1w ago
וְאוֹמְרִים לוֹ אִישִׁי כֹהֵן גָּדוֹל עֲמֹד וְהָפֵג אַחַת עַל הָרִצְפָּה And they would say to him, “My Master, High Priest. Stand and chill yourself on the floor.” Dang!! I love ancient slang!! OK, so today’s fascinating word pair is וְהָפֵג אַחַת/v’hapeg achat meaning…well, there’s the trick, because with slang the innuendo, joke, or irony usually... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 2 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 1
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
1w ago
בִּקֵּשׁ לְהִתְנַמְנֵם פִּרְחֵי כְהֻנָּה מַכִּין לְפָנָיו בְּאֶצְבַּע צְרֵדָה If [the High Priest] wants to nap, young priests are prepared before [the High Priest] with a finger-snap. We’re continuing our way through the first chapter of Mishnah Yoma, describing the elaborate—and exacting—preparations for Yom Kippur. The context for today’s learning is that the High Priest is... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 7 Pt. 1 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
When We Gather in Wonder
SVARA Blog
by Maggie Kraus
1w ago
Something pretty darn exciting is happening next month. For the first time in what feels like a long time, our yeshiva will be launching back into that revelatory, connective, electric, heart-opening space of an in-person SVARA bet midrash. Many of y’all know what this feels like firsthand and can recall one-night-only programming in Chicago, weekend-long... The post When We Gather in Wonder appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 6 Pt. 5
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
1w ago
בִּקֵּשׁ לְהִתְנַמְנֵם פִּרְחֵי כְהֻנָּה מַכִּין לְפָנָיו בְּאֶצְבַּע צְרֵדָה If [the High Priest] wants to nap, young priests are prepared before [the High Priest] with a finger-snap. We’re continuing our way through the first chapter of Mishnah Yoma, describing the elaborate—and exacting—preparations for Yom Kippur. The context for today’s learning is that the High Priest is... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 6 Pt. 5 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website
Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 6 Pt. 4
SVARA Blog
by Ren Finkel
1w ago
זְכַרְיָה בֶּן קְבוּטָל אוֹמֵר פְּעָמִים הַרְבֵּה קָרִיתִי לְפָנָיו בְּדָנִיֵּאל Zekharya, son of Kevutal, says, “Many times I recited before [the High Priest] from the book of Daniel.” We’re making our way through the sixth mishnah of Chapter 1 of Mishnah Yoma, meaning “The Day”—specifically Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We’re deep into the night... The post Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 6 Pt. 4 appeared first on SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva ..read more
Visit website

Follow SVARA Blog on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR