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This Week’s Torah Portion: The Magic Of Words

Parshat Tazria: Leviticus 12:1-13:59; Numbers 28:9-15; Ezekiel 12:1-20 (Shabbat HaChodesh). By Rabbi Shragie Myers Harry Potter. The Wheel of Time. The Lord of the Rings. These...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Power And Responsibility

Parshat Shemini: Leviticus 9:11-11:47; Ezekiel 36:16-38. (Shabbat Parah) By Rabbi Jennifer Lader In this week’s Torah portion, Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s eldest sons, are killed in...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Service To The Creator

Parshat Vayikra: Leviticus 1:1-5:26; Deuteronomy 26:17-19; I Samuel 15:1-34. (Shabbat Zachor) By Rabbi Hershel Finman This week, the portion discusses the procedure for various sacrifices. One such...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Creating a Better World

Parshat Pekudei –Exodus 38:21-40:38; I Kings 7:51-8:21. By Rabbi Asher Lopatin The last portion of Exodus is perhaps the most dramatic and significant of the Five...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Relating To The Almighty

Parshat Vayakhel: Exodus 35:1-38:20; II Kings 12:1-17. (Shabbat Shekalim) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Why repeat all the details of the construction of the Mishkan here after...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Remembering How to See

Parshat Ki Tisa: Exodus 30:11-34:35; I Kings 18:1-339 By Rabbi Michael Zimmerman   Two Jews, three opinions.” Our people are no strangers to controversy, which is fine...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Appropriate Appearance

Parshat Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20-30:10; Ezekiel 43:10-27. By Rabbi Simone Schicker I often find people come to me to express their belief that much of Torah is...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Our Divine Relationship

By Rabbi David Fain Parshat Terumah: Exodus 25:1-27:19; I Kings 5:26-6:13. This week’s Torah portion invites us to focus on what is actually central to our...

This Week’s Torah Portion: We Have What It Takes

Parshat Yitro: Exodus 18:1-20:23; Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 33:25-26. This week’s portion describes the most significant event in human history: The Jewish people stood at Sinai and...

What Of Free Will?

Why does God declare that He has “hardened Pharaoh’s heart” so that the despot will not change his mind and free the Israelites? Doesn’t...

Deserving of Redemption

Parshat Vayera: Exodus 6:2-9:35; Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 In Exodus 6:6-8, God tells Moses to stand before the people of Israel and tell them of their upcoming redemption. The language...

Weekly Torah Portion – Blessings And Heritage

Parshat Vayechi: Genesis 47:28-50:26; I Kings 2:1-12. Rabbi Amy Bigman As I write this, we have just completed the holiday of Chanukah. Our congregation has held...

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