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Moses, Leadership, and Humility

Parashat Pekudei No task is ever below our dignity. No matter how far we climb on the social ladder, we should never think too highly of ourselves. How is this supported in this week’s parasha? The answer is found where … Continue reading

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A Golden Calf and a Plea for Mercy

Parashat Ki Tissa The two most dramatic elements within Ki Tissa are clearly the sin of the Golden Calf and Moshe’s following plea before HaShem for mercy. Regarding the sin of the golden calf, the people of Israel grew agitated … Continue reading

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A Call to Covenant Renewal

Parashiot Nitzavim-Vayelech “But I am not making this covenant and this oath only with you.  Rather, I am making it both with those who are standing here with us today before HaShem our God and also with those who are … Continue reading

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Piles of Dead Quail

Parashat Beha’alotcha Imagine eating the exact same thing every single day. (That’s like forty years of Passover matzah) Now imagine complaining about it. Not just complaining – wailing. Standing outside your front door with your entire family carrying on as … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Parashat Va’etchannan: Why do we read this parasha every year after Tisha B’Av? I thought we were finished with all of the pleading already? This week, we spent a hungry evening on the floor reading Lamentations, remembering the horrific tragedies … Continue reading

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Jerusalem as Sacred Space

Abstract of Makom Kadosh: Jerusalem as Sacred Space by Rabbi Joshua Brumbach. For the full article, click here. How is it that Jerusalem became an axis of sacred space, a locus of the divine presence on earth? It lacks a … Continue reading

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