Home Jewish Culture Torah Portion

Torah Portion

Torah Portion: Lest We Forget

Parshat Ekev: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25; Isaiah 49:14-51:3. Memory and recollection are fundamental attributes we depend on to live meaningful and successful lives. We use techniques to...

Torah Portion: Fulfilling Desires

Parshat V’etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Isaiah 40:1-26. (Shabbat Nachamu) Moses places an entreaty before the Lord at the end of his life concerning the leadership of the...

Torah Portion: Finding Sparks of Strength

Parshat Devarim: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22; Isaiah 1:1-27 (Shabbat Hazon) There is an inspirational account that, in one version or another, is often printed. The earliest known...

Torah Portion: Elevate Our Personal Space

Parshat Mattot/Massei: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4. Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, (1730-1788), was one of the earliest Chasidic masters. He, together with other leading...

Torah Portion: Fear Causes Misdirection

In this week’s portion, misdirected fear leads to disaster. Sometimes fear is our friend. Without fear, we’d walk blindly into dangerous situations oblivious to...

Torah Portion: Consider the Option

The role of Pesach Sheni (“second Passover”) from this week’s portion is described in Numbers 9:1-14. Every year I am surprised and amazed when something...

Torah Portion: The In-Between Zone

In this week’s portion, the Torah reports of the generous sacrifices offered by the 12 princes of Israel for the newly inaugurated Tabernacle. We all...

Must Read

Michigan Jewish History Journal Wins State History Award

Michigan Jewish History (MJH) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The Historical Society of Michigan announced its 2020 state history award winners Sept. 9, and...