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Torah Portion: Cherishing Creation

Parshat Tzav: Leviticus 6:1-8:36; Malachi 3:4-24. (Shabbat HaGadol) The intricacies of Temple sacrifice, as described in Parshat Tzav, may seem otherworldly to us. Priests place...

Torah Portion: Hearing Our Calling

Parshat Vayikra: Leviticus 1:1-5:26; Isaiah 43:21-44:23. You may have noticed that the Book of Leviticus is a direct continuation from the Book of Exodus. In Hebrew...

Torah Portion: Lasting Legacies

Parshat Terumah: Exodus 25:1-27:19; I Samuel 15:2-34. (Shabbat Zachor) While not often considered an architectural design manual, the Torah has several examples of artful and...

Torah Portion: Cost of Atonement

Parshat Mishpatim: Exodus 21:1-24:18; II Kings 12:1-17. (Shabbat Shekalim) This Shabbat, when we read Parshat Mishpatim, is the first day of Adar. This week’s additional...

Torah Portion: Lessons of the Past

Parshat Bo: Exodus 10:1-13:16; Jeremiah 46:13-28. This week’s parshah, Bo, contains what I believe is one of the Torah’s most important mitzvot: It is a...

Torah Portion: An Eco Revelation

Parshat Vaera: Exodus 6:2-9:35; Ezekiel 28:25-29:21. Parshat Vaera is the most theological parshah, as God reveals Godself to the world at the burning bush and...

Torah Portion: Journey to Freedom

Parshat Shemot: Exodus 1:1-6:1; Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23. We spent the past holiday season drawn in by an array of different lights and stories. Chanukah candles...

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