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Parashat Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

“And Abram moved his tent and came an dwelled in the plains of Mamrei which are in Hebron; and he built there an altar to Adonai.” (Genesis 13:18) In Parashat Lekh Lekha, God picks Abram out of obscurity, sends him on a quest to some unspecified location, and commits to an enduring relationship. Abram (renamed … Continued

Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

“Noah was six hundred years old when the flood came, waters upon the earth.” (Genesis 7:6) Yehuda Kurzer (President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) says we read our ancient texts for the light they shed on contemporary life. Parashat Noach is a good example. It is only the second parasha, or portion, … Continued

Torahs for Our Troops to Be at the GA on Sunday, Nov 6

The JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a service of JCC Association, will be at the GA, the annual conference of federations, this year to give everyone a chance to perform a special mitzvah. People are invited to stop by Booth 603 and help complete the fifth specially sized Torah for Jewish military chaplains. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council’s project Torah for Our … Continued