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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...

Torah Portion: What is Holiness?

God wants us to establish a nation-state and to take responsibility to perfect an imperfect world, with all the challenges that entails. In this...

Torah Portion: This Too Shall Pass

How will we mark the transition from B.C. (Before COVID-19) to A.C. (After COVID-19)? When the loss, the suffering, the sadness and the anxiety associated...

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Looking Back: Jewish Dairies

United Dairies and Dairy Fresh were Jewish-owned and created nearly a century ago. Two recent communications led to this Looking Back. I had a conversation...