Monthly Archives: April 2013

Publications and Papers

In addition to our blog posts, many people have inquired about formal papers and publications I have authored, so in response, here are some of them: Books Commentary on the Book of Hebrews – forthcoming, December 2017. “Sukkot: Messiah and … Continue reading

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Preparing for Shavuot

Parashat Emor We are currently in the last few weeks of counting the omer. The ‘omer’ is a measure of grain, but according to the Torah, it also the measure we use to count the days between Passover and Shavuot. … Continue reading

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Torah and the Environment

Last Monday was Earth Day – a day in which we demonstrate support for environmental protection. On Earth Day I tweeted: “According to the Torah, we are placed on this earth to tend and watch over it (Gen 2:15). Happy … Continue reading

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Holiness in Doing

Acharei Mot – Kedoshim This week’s double-portion seems to be a long list of do’s and don’ts. If so, why is their so much talk about holiness and being holy? What is the connection? Parashat Kedoshim is one of my favorite parashiot in … Continue reading

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Happy 65th, Israel!

Today Israel celebrates is 65th Anniversary! After nearly 2,000 years in exile, Israel as a nation was re-birthed in 1948. Sixty-five years later we recall not only the miracle of her existence but the cost of her resurrection. Yesterday was Yom HaZikaron – … Continue reading

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Yom HaZikkaron

Today is Yom HaZikkaron, the day we remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and their families. In recent times, it has also become a day to remember those killed in terrorist attacks. Zichronam livrachah – May their memories be a blessing.

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Yom HaShoah: A Fresh Look at Ein Keloheinu

Yom HaShoah Today is Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. As I’ve mentioned before, my grandfather was a member of the U.S. armed forces that liberated Germany. Actually, he was both a liberator and a survivor, having escaped Germany as a … Continue reading

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