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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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Parashat Miketz: Teshuvah and the Power of Dreams

By Isabel Mares “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to…

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Parashat Vayeshev: Why We Need Resilience in These Times

By Yael Warach This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23), introduces us to the…

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Parashat Vayishlach: Finding Peace and Blessings in Reconciliation

By Annette McCann This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43), focuses on Jacob in…

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Parashat Vayeitze: Where Disappointment and Gratitude Co-Exist

By Vanessa Stark Waye This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S., acknowledging and giving…

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Parashah Toldot: How Jacob and Esau Can Help Us Bring Out the Best in Ourselves and Others

By Sarah Koffler This Shabbat, we will read from Parashah Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28.9), which includes…

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Parashat Chayei Sarah: Permission to Live Fully

By Isabel Mares “Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it,…

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