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Parashat Shemini: Do You Need to Apologize? Be Sure to Listen First

By Rabbi Bonnie Koppell How hard, or easy, is it for you to say, “I…

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Parashat Tetzaveh: Can We Dress for Success?

By Andi Meiseles “That sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis,…

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T’rumah: The Give and Take of Giving

By Jane E. Herman This week’s Torah portion, T’rumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19), opens with these words:…

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Parashat Mishpatim: The Mission of the People of Israel

By Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz, Ph.D. We last left the Israelites standing at the foot of…

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Parashat Yitro: Lessons in Leadership 101

By Sara Sless I was honored and humbled when, a while back, I was invited…

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Parashat Beshalach: The Short Road Isn’t Always the Best Road

By Rabbi Irving A. Elson Growing up, certain phrases uttered by my dad always struck…

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Parashat Vaera: You, Too, Have a Voice

By Mark S. Young King George VI: Listen to me! Listen to me! Lionel Logue:…

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Parashat Shemot: Who’s Acting in the Image of Whom?

By Jane E. Herman Several times in this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1),…

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Vayechi: Moving Forward With Purpose and Pride

By Bob Kimsal When, in the past, I have been asked to prepare a d’var…

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Parashat Vayigash: Change and Growth Are Always Possible

By Morgan Weiss וְעַתָּ֗ה יֵֽשֶׁב־נָ֤א עַבְדְּךָ֙ תַּ֣חַת הַנַּ֔עַר עֶ֖בֶד לַֽאדֹנִ֑י וְהַנַּ֖עַר יַ֥עַל עִם־אֶחָֽיו׃ כִּי־אֵיךְ֙ אֶֽעֱלֶ֣ה…

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