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Parashat Sh’lach L’cha: Why the Fringes on My Tallit Draw Me Close to Sweet Memories

By Jane E. Herman “The Eternal said to Moses as follows: Speak to the Israelite…

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Parashat Naso: Like Gifts to the Divine, Every Human Being Has Value

By Rabbi Doniel Z. Kramer, Ph.D. This week’s Torah portion (Numbers 4:21-7:89), which almost always…

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Parashat Bamidbar: Like the Wilderness, the Words of Torah Are for Everyone

By Rabbi Sarah Schechter This week, we begin reading from Sefer Bamidbar (the Book of…

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Parashat Behar-Bechukotai: Sabbath for Land, Sabbath for All

By Isabel Mares As we watch springtime offer us its technicolor bounties, I recall the…

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Parashat Emor: What Is Our Role in Marking the Passage of Time?

By Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg Since the pandemic, I’ve heard many people remark on how time…

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Acharei Mot/Kedoshim: Self-Care Is the Best Way to Care for Others

By Rabbi Barbara Speyer The double portion of Acharei Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) contains many laws…

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Parashat Tazria/Metzora: Words Matter, Choose Them Carefully

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell If we knew with certainty, with absolute certainty, that we could 100%…

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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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