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This Week’s Torah Portion: Moving Forward

Parshat Chaye Sara: Genesis 23:1-25:18; I Kings 1:1-31 By Rabbi Amy B. Bigman This week’s portion begins with the death of Sarah. It teaches us about...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Model Of Get-Up-And-Go

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. By Rabbi Steven Rubenstein The opening of this portion is the well-known narrative of Avraham welcoming the three angels...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Picture Of A Leader

Parshat Lech-Lecha: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16. By Jeff Lasday Now God said to Avram: ‘Go out from your country, from your family and from your father’s...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Building The Ark Again

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. In Noach, God promised to never destroy the Earth again (Genesis 8.21). But that says nothing of our precarious...

This Week’s Torah Portion: What Do We Do With Our Years?

Parshat Vayelekh: Detuteronomy 31:1-30; Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27. (Shabbat Shuvah) Ad me’ah v’esrim!” (“May you live until 120.”) We often hear and use...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Being Chosen Is A Challenge

Parshat KiTavo: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Isaiah 60:1-22 By Howard Lupovitch This week’s Torah portion underscores the complexity in the relationship between God and Israel, specifically the notion...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Taking Responsibility

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12. By Rabbi Schneor Greenberg Have you ever heard the expression, “I wash my hands of this matter?” Where did this...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Words Matter

Parshat Mattot/Massei: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4. Rabbi Mark Miller Some of the laws in the Torah still guide our lives today: Think about eating matzah...

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