Monthly Archives: January 2016

What does God expect of us?

Parashat Yitro This week’s Parasha tells us that “Moshe went up to G-d, and then HaShem called to him from the mountain.” This phrase begins the retelling of the powerful story of G-d giving the Torah to Israel, and of the … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled

Parashat Beshalach Parashat Beshalach is unique in that it begins by telling us what God did NOT do. God did not guide them to the highway that goes through the land of the Philistines, because it was close by – … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Prophet

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I have always admired Dr. King’s life and work. And of course, his words have always motivated and inspired me. In fact, Dr. King (in a very roundabout way) even played a role … Continue reading

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Responding to Calamity

Parashat Bo Last week’s Torah portion, Va’era, introduced the first seven of the ten plagues. This week, Parashat Bo identifies the final three plagues and records the mitzvot concerning Passover. Each of these plagues are devastating enough on their own, but added up … Continue reading

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A Stranger in a Foreign Land

Parashat Shemot Shemot is the first Torah portion in the book of Exodus and contains the narrative of Moses’ early childhood, his flight to Midian, his encounter with the Divine, and his return to Egypt. Early in the narrative, Moshe … Continue reading

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