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Notes on the Parasha – Shemot

In: Parshat, Torah

This week we began reading the story of the Exodus from Egypt. And accordingly, this week’s parasha is filled with deeply important events that will set the Exodus in motion. But the central figure of parashat Shemot, the central figure of the book of Shemot, is Moses. And yet there are only 22 verses which […]

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Torah Queery cross posting: Korah Speaks

In: Parshat, Torah

The parsha of Korah is about challenging authority and confronting injustice. It is about exposing wrongdoing, pointing out the fact that the emperor is wearing no clothes, and it is about the victory of democratic ideals over tyranny. Would that it were! Instead, alas, parashat Korah is about what often happens to those of us […]

Parashat Metzorah Cross-posted to Jewish Mosaic We’re in the middle of the book of Leviticus, in the middle of the torah, which means that we’re reading the instruction manual for the Levites in Temple times, detailing the knowledge necessary to carry out the job of the descendents of the house of Levi. On the surface, […]

Tryst Prep – Parshat Mishpatim

In: JVoices, Parshat, Shabbat, Torah, Women

Last week, I spent two days in Bethlehem with a group called Encounter. They bring groups of rabbinical and cantorial students, as well as Jewish educators, to various places in Palestine to meet with local leaders, stay with families, and learn about the effects of Israeli policies on Palestinian communities. It was a remarkable trip; […]

The Book of Jonah

In: African-American, JVoices, Parshat, Torah


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