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A Meaningful Belief

In the Book of Deuteronomy 28:47, the Torah describes the consequences that His people will face if they don’t keep the commandments and in...

No Room For Hate

The Black Lives Matter movement released its first comprehensive paper outlying their policies. While the majority of the document addresses issues other than Israel, the...

Moderated Responses

Our world today is dominated by anger and fear, affecting international relations as well as the most intimate of encounters. With Rosh Hashanah and Yom...

Torah Portion: Realistic Adjustments

Parshat Re’eh: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 54:11-55:5. Before entering the promised land, Moses prepares the Israelites by going over how they should act and the laws they should...

What’s In A Name?

I am fascinated by the contranym (also called heteronym or spelled contronym). Parshat Ekev: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25; Isaiah 49:14-51:3. It is a word that has contradictory meanings. For example,...

A Mission Statement For The Jewish People

Parshat V’etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Isaiah 40:1-26. Why? Well, why not?” As children, our earliest questions start with “Why”? Why do I have to go to bed?...

Recognizing Responsibility

Parshat D’varim: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22; Isaiah 1:1-1:27 This week’s portion kicks off the last of the Five Books of Moses. Most of the book is Moses’ final...

Our Words, Our Bond – Torah portion

Parshat Mattot/Massei: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4. Right. Right? Or yes, left? So I make a left here? Such are the wonders of communication in America … where a...

The Unique and the Everyday

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:10-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. The Torah portion of Pinchas concludes with a recounting of the special additional sacrifices, the Musaf sacrifices, made in...

The Beauty of Our Tents

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. There’s a special feeling that comes with entering a Jewish space. I guess before I go on, I should probably...

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