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Parashat Noach: Why Was Noah’s Ark So Big?

By Angela Tranquille We all know or have heard stories of people who have done…

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Parashat Bereshit: Planned Obsolescence?

By Joanne Harmon This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8), tells the…

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To Begin Anew: A Timely and Timeless Gift

By Jane E. Herman “God gave Adam a secret—and that secret was not how to…

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Sukkot: Keeping Joy Within Our Grasp

By Morgan Weiss וּלְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַעֲנַ֥ף עֵץ־עָבֹ֖ת וְעַרְבֵי־נָ֑חַל וּשְׂמַחְתֶּ֗ם לִפְנֵ֛י יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים׃ “On the first day you shall…

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Parashat Haazinu: The Song

By Franklin James “Listen, Heavens, I have something to tell you; Attention, Earth, I have…

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The Dialectic Truth of Rosh Hashanah

By Dina Rudolph As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us struggle with varied emotions.…

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Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech: Choosing to Be the Good in Life

By Jane E. Herman “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day:…

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Parashat Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)

“You must not hand over, to his master, a slave who has taken refuge with…

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Parashat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘“They have done well in speaking thus.’” (Deuteronomy 18:17)…

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Parashat R’eih (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:12)

“For there will never cease to be needy ones in your land, which is why…

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