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What’s in a Name? (Sh’lach – 07/25/22)

Posted on June 28, 2022

What’s in a Name? With Parshat Shlach, we just read one of the saddest episodes in the Torah. On the cusp of entering the Land of Canaan, we get cold Continue Reading »

Who is a Jew? (Nasso – 06/11/22)

Posted on June 14, 2022

Who is a Jew? This question has been raging since the 1980s. Whose conversions count, do we include patrilineal lineage, are the Ethiopian Jews indeed Jewish? Yet historically this question Continue Reading »

The Prophecy of Equality (Bechukotai – 05/28/22)

Posted on June 2, 2022

The Prophecy of Equality This past Shabbat we celebrated a most beautiful B’not Mitzvah with twin sisters. Sometimes the Torah reading is exciting and engaging in and of itself, and Continue Reading »

Fulfilling The Vision (Kedoshim – 05/07/22)

Posted on May 10, 2022

Fulfilling The Vision Last week we celebrated Yom HaAtztmaut, the anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. In just 74 short years, Israel has become a first-class nation Continue Reading »

Yom Ha’atzmaut 2022

Posted on May 3, 2022

This week we transition from Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to Yom HaAtztmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). The juxtaposition of these holidays should not be lost upon us. Yom HaShoah falls Continue Reading »

The Songs of Passover (Passover 04/23/22)

Posted on April 26, 2022

The Songs of Passover The songs of Passover don’t end on Seder night. Many of us are familiar with Mah Nishtaneh, Who Knows One, and Chad Gadya, yet there are Continue Reading »

The Best Laid Schemes O’ Mice An’ Men – First Days of Passover 04/16/22

Posted on April 19, 2022

The Best Laid Schemes O’ Mice An’ Men This Passover would have been our first with guests in two years. We bought a brisket big enough for 18 people. Then Continue Reading »

Why Is This Night Different Than All Other Nights? (Metzora 04/09/22)

Posted on April 12, 2022

Why Is This Night Different Than All Other Nights? Is it: The costs for this meal are twice the price of an average meal? We are surrounded by friends and Continue Reading »

Timely Torah Readings (Tazria – 04/02/22)

Posted on April 6, 2022

Timely Torah Readings This past Shabbat we experienced a rare confluence of events requiring us to need three Sefer Torahs. As it was Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the new Continue Reading »

An Auspicious Time (Shemini 03/26/22)

Posted on March 30, 2022

An Auspicious Time Do you know that magic moment, that swing in the energy, the turn in the tide when one team starts to take charge of the game? I Continue Reading »

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