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Jews Then and Now (Terumah 02/17/24)

Posted on February 19, 2024

Jews Then and Now It’s fascinating how certain things over the ages remain the same. As I read this week’s parsha, the construction of the Tabernacle made me think of Continue Reading »

A Uniquely Jewish Twist (Mishpatim 02/10/24)

Posted on February 13, 2024

A Uniquely Jewish Twist Parshat Mishpatim is chock full of exciting laws. There are rules on damages, rentals, unfaithful spouses, bearing witness, and much more, as well as ritual decrees Continue Reading »

Jewish Karma (Beshalach 01/27/24)

Posted on January 31, 2024

Jewish Karma In this week’s parsha, Beshalach, the Exodus is in full swing. Over six hundred thousand Hebrew slaves are now free and heading to the promised land. One would Continue Reading »

Heeding the Signs (Va’era 01/13/24)

Posted on January 16, 2024

Heeding the Signs This past Shabbat, our Bar Mitzvah celebrant, Jason R., delivered a very poignant D’var Torah that I’d like to share with you. “In my Reading, Parshat Va’era, Continue Reading »

I Will Be That Which I Will Be (Shemot 01/06/24)

Posted on January 9, 2024

“I Will Be That Which I Will Be” In this week’s Torah reading, Shemot, Moses encounters God. Lured in by the “burning bush,” God tells Moses that he wants him Continue Reading »

One Story (Vayechi 12/30/23)

Posted on January 2, 2024

One Story Nikki Haley drew everyone’s attention this week. Why couldn’t she just say that the Civil War was over slavery? After reading our weekly Torah parsha, Vayechi, I realized Continue Reading »

An Understanding Heart (Miketz 12/16/23)

Posted on December 21, 2023

An Understanding Heart Last week’s Haftorah painfully reminds me of the problems we face on a daily basis. King David had just died, and his young son, Solomon, is sitting Continue Reading »

Chanukah 2023: Be Strong and Strengthen Others (12-05-23)

Posted on December 5, 2023

Chanukah 2023: Be Strong and Strengthen Others As Chanukah begins this Thursday night, I’d like to share with you the profound words of philosopher Rabbi David Hartman. This essay was Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Post October 7th (Toldot – 11/18/23)

Posted on November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving Post October 7 No doubt, feeling thankful is more challenging this year. The war in Gaza is a terrible mess, and we’re losing the social media war. The hostages Continue Reading »

Our Most Recent Test (Vayera 11/04/23)

Posted on November 7, 2023

Our Most Recent Test In this week’s Parsha, Vayera, Abraham is overtly tested, as it says, “And God tested Abraham, saying, take your son, you only one, the one you Continue Reading »

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