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Parashat Vayikra (April 1, 2017)
by Tarlan Rabizadeh

THERE’S A MOVIE CALLED “MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING.” It’s about a first-generation American woman from a Greek family who ends up falling in love with a non-Greek man and must come to terms with her heritage and clashing identities. Tula’s life story reminds me of my own.

My family might not roast lamb on a spit in the front yard, as in the film, but like the ancient Israelites in this week’s parashah, I grew up in a family where we do kaparot...sacrifices.

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