August 12, 2022 -

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How Many Mitzvot? (08/07/21)

Posted on August 10, 2021

How Many Mitzvot? Perhaps, I am making progress in my studies. For the past thirty years, a certain piece of Talmud has baffled me, but now I think I’ve arrived Continue Reading »

Lecha Dodi Take 2 (Balak – 06/26/21)

Posted on June 29, 2021

Lecha Dodi Take 2 The heyday of Spanish Jewry lasted around 600 years (from the 900s to 1492). When I think of Sefardic Judaism, the first things that come to my Continue Reading »

Championing Meritocracy (Korach – 06/12/21)

Posted on June 15, 2021

Championing Meritocracy Reading Parshat Korach, it’s easy to get frustrated. How much proof do the Children of Israel need for the matter to be settled? Why were we so obstinate? Continue Reading »

Israel from an Insider’s Perspective (Nasso – 5/22/21)

Posted on May 25, 2021

Israel from an Insider’s Perspective Lately, many of our conversations have been about taking off our masks and returning to normalcy. I attended the Pro-Israel rally on Sunday in Great Continue Reading »

Protected: MHJC Proposed Budget 2021-2022

Posted on May 12, 2021

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Living with Faith (Behar/Bechukotai – 05/08/21)

Posted on May 11, 2021

Living with Faith We strive to live sound, logical lives. From when we’re young we plan a trajectory of how our life will play out: education, employment, dating, marriage, (suburban) Continue Reading »

Tragedy in Meron (Emor – 05/01/21)

Posted on May 4, 2021

Tragedy in Meron A tragedy occurred this past Friday in Meron, Israel. As a hundred thousand spiritual seekers gathered on Lag B’Omer near the tomb of the father of Jewish Continue Reading »

Polyphonic Judaism (Achrei Mot/Kedoshim 04/24/21)

Posted on April 27, 2021

Polyphonic Judaism I’m continually fascinated with people’s varying levels of observance with regards to Jewish traditions and laws. When I was growing up, it seemed there were just four types Continue Reading »

Divine Signs (Tazria-Metzora – 04/17/21)

Posted on April 20, 2021

Divine Signs בָּנִים אַתֶּם לַידֹוָד אֱלֹהֵיכֶם The Torah teaches us that we are “God’s children” (Deuteronomy 14). One would think a benefit of being a child is to receive loving Continue Reading »

Kashrut Messages (Shemini – 04/10/21)

Posted on April 13, 2021

Kashrut Messages The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, speak to the Israelite people thus: these are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals… (Leviticus Continue Reading »

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