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Dwelling Alone And Beating The Odds

16 Tammuz 5775 – July 2, 2015
All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.

The Need For Chukkim

9 Tammuz 5775 – June 25, 2015
Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious

True Conflict Resolution

2 Tammuz 5775 – June 19, 2015
Heaven answered Moshe dramatically. He was proved right. End of revolt. End of story- Not at all...

The Hidden Spirituality Of Tzitzit

25 Sivan 5775 – June 11, 2015
There's no obligation TO wear tzitzit; opting to wear them symbolizes free acceptance of the mitzvot

The Covenants Of Fate And Destiny

18 Sivan 5775 – June 4, 2015
Sadly, we're no longer an edah; We've fissured and fractured: Orthodox & Reform; religious & secular

The Proper Use Of Power

25 Iyyar 5775 – May 14, 2015
This week's parshah inspired the Jubilee 2000 initiative leading to debt cancellation of $34 biilion

Blood, Idolatry, Or War

6 Nisan 5775 – March 26, 2015
Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat

The Sin Offering

28 Adar 5775 – March 19, 2015
Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?

The Space We Create For G-d

22 Adar 5775 – March 12, 2015
Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history

The Sabbath: First Or Last Day?

14 Adar 5775 – March 4, 2015
The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will

Whose Footsteps Do We Follow When We Pray?

8 Adar 5775 – February 26, 2015
Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron

A Portable Home

1 Adar 5775 – February 19, 2015
With the synagogue, "Judaism created one of the greatest revolutions in the history of religion"

The Universality Of Wisdom

17 Shevat 5775 – February 5, 2015
By wisdom, we come to understand G-d via creation; By Torah we understand G-d through His revelation

The Role Of Time In Social Transformation

10 Shevat 5775 – January 29, 2015
Torah opposes slavery; G-d desires the free worship of free human beings, yet slavery's permitted-?!

The Ninth Plague Shrouded In A Darkness Of Its Own

2 Shevat 5775 – January 22, 2015
Pharaoh perverted symbols of life (the Nile and midwives) into agents of death.

The Cup Of Hope

25 Tevet 5775 – January 15, 2015
The 5th cup is supported by a 5th expression of Deliverance: “And I will bring you to the land..."

Civil Disobedience

17 Tevet 5775 – January 7, 2015
The first recorded instance of civil disobedience is the story of Shifra and Puah, defying Pharaoh

The White Lie

10 Tevet 5775 – December 31, 2014
Truthfulness is a fundamental value in Jewish yet truth isn't its highest value. Peace is. Why so?

Generations Forget And Remember

4 Tevet 5775 – December 25, 2014
Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim over Manasseh had nothing to do with age and everything to do with names

A Tale Of Two Women

19 Kislev 5775 – December 11, 2014
Tamar’s conduct bears an uncanny resemblance to Ruth's; virtuous outsiders at the margins of society

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