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Weekly Torah Portion – Reading Between The Lines

Can you imagine a story that neglects to mention the main character? Parshat Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20-30:10; Samuel 15:2-34 (Shabbat Zachor) This week’s Torah portion seems to do just that....

Weekly Torah Portion – Sharing Our Gifts

Parshat Terumah gives us detailed instructions for fashioning the Mishkan — the Tent of Meeting during the years of wandering in the wilderness. As...

Weekly Torah Portion: Clean Clothes And Our Souls

In this week’s portion, Moses reunites with his family, establishes the basis for our contemporary court system with guidance from his father-in-law and the...

Weekly Torah Portion: Shabbat Defines Freedom

It’s Friday night. The table is set with a pristine tablecloth, china and glassware; fresh challot peek out from underneath the special cover and...

Weekly Torah Portion – How Best To Serve

This week’s parshah describes the beginning of the Egyptian servitude and Moshe’s rise to leadership. After the burning bush, Moshe took his wife, Tzipora, and...

The (Un)Common Tune

As soon as I realized I had drawn the proverbial straw for Vayeshev, one word — with one particular tune, no less —immediately jumped...

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