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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...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Broken Peace

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:16-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. By Rabbi Brent Gutmann This week’s Torah portion contains an especially challenging episode, one which produces a call to arms...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Our Miraculous Gifts

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. By Rabbi Elliott Pachter A talking donkey? Middle school metal shop class? What do they have in common? Read on. In...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Healing Broken Relationships

Parshat Korach: Numbers 16:1-18:32; I Samuel 11:14-12:22. I was recently teaching a class about the weekly Torah portion when someone mentioned the rebellion of Korach. I...

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Power Of Relationships

Parshat Shelach Lechah: Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24. By Rabbi Joseph Krakoff One thing is for certain: Relationships are never easy. They are hard work, challenging and...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Moses Had A Sister

Parshat Bachaaloteha: Numbers 8:1-12:16; Zechariah 2:14-4:7. By Rabbi Ariana Gordon When we teach of Moses, we generally teach of a great leader: the man who led...

This Week’s Torah Portion: We Are Truly Blessed

Parshat Naso: Numbers 21:1-7:89; Judges 13:2-25. By Rabbi Daniel Schwartz The old cliché says that Eskimos have 50 different words for snow because that’s their world. We...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Stand and Be Counted

Parshat Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Hosea 2:1-22. Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz A national census, at any level, is no small undertaking. For those who are counted, it might...

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Meaning of Giving

Parshat Emor: Leviticus 21:1-24:23; Ezekiel 44:15-31. By Rabbi Alana Alpert Tzedakah can seem unnatural. Why would we want to give up what we have? When we have...

Weekly Torah Portion: That Which Is Holy

Parshat Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1-20:27; Amos 9:7-15. In Judaism we use the Hebrew root kof-daled-shin a lot. We make Kiddush on Shabbat, we say Kaddish when...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Outside The Walls

Parshat Achrey Mot: Leviticus 16:1-18:30; I Samuel 20:18-42. (Shabbat Machar Chodesh) By Rabbi Yoni Dahlen An intrinsic element of human nature is a seeking out of...

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