Mishpatim: The Living Torah

How should we understand the difference between the Written Torah and the Oral Torah within the context of Israel's identity and development?

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

Mikeitz: Egypt’s Hebrew Viceroy

Did Yosef seek to transform Egypt into a civilization built on Hebrew values that would repair the world?

Lekh Lekha: From Avram To Avraham

How the leader of a universal spiritual movement learned to reorient himself to the understanding that his goals for humanity could only be achieved through the vehicle of a nation in a specific land.

Toldot: The Prophetic Destiny Of Rivka’s Twins

How do the character traits of Esav and Yaakov find expression in the rival civilizations they produced?

Mishpatim: The Living Torah

How should we understand the difference between the Written Torah and the Oral Torah within the context of Israel's identity and development?

Tetzave: The Purpose Of The Kohanim

By submerging individual identity into the collective Hebrew nation, the kohanim work to cleanse the children of Israel from all transgressions and to inspire the people with a powerful show of kedusha.

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

Vayeishev: Yosef & Yehuda

As internal conflict over the Hebrew clan's direction leads to tragic consequences for Yosef and Yehuda, each must discover his own messianic potential.

Beshalaḥ: Between Freedom & Liberation

Between the smashing of Egypt's military at the Sea of Reeds and the war against Amalek at Rephidim, the Hebrews had to develop a national perception of emuna in preparation for receiving the Torah.

Sh’mot: The Revolutionary Lawgiver

After despairing of a slave revolt, did Moshe seek to create a new nation in Midian to replace Israel?

Vayehi: Demystifying The Tribes Of Israel

What are the individual contributions of each Hebrew tribe to Israel's national collective?

After Noah: The Mystery Of The Flood

Why does the Torah use the Name that connotes Divine mercy rather than Divine judgement when telling of the Creator's decision to destroy humankind? Could there be more to this story?

Va’eira: The Divine Revelation To Humanity

The ten plagues were part of a deliberate process to educate not only Egypt and Israel but also humanity.

Tetzave: The Purpose Of The Kohanim

By submerging individual identity into the collective Hebrew nation, the kohanim work to cleanse the children of Israel from all transgressions and to inspire the people with a powerful show of kedusha.

Vayetzei: Yaakov’s Struggle To Become Israel

Before becoming Israel, Yaakov had to first spend several years in exile learning to be more like Esav.

Sh’mot: The Revolutionary Lawgiver

After despairing of a slave revolt, did Moshe seek to create a new nation in Midian to replace Israel?

Vayeira: Sarah’s Role In The Hebrew Mission

What can the dynamics between Yitzḥak and Yishmael in Parshat Vayeira teach us about Israel’s ideal relationship with the Muslim world?

T’ruma: Mystery Of The Kruvim

What can the Mishkan teach us about the ways Divine revelation is channeled into our world?

Va’eira: The Divine Revelation To Humanity

The ten plagues were part of a deliberate process to educate not only Egypt and Israel but also humanity.

Yitro: Israel’s Universal Mission

Why were the Hebrews so surprised by the sudden news that they would receive the Torah in the form of a set of laws & a mission for the rest of humanity?

Ki Tisa: Crisis Of The Golden Calf

A mistake that nearly had catastrophic results for the entire people of Israel ultimately revealed Moshe's true greatness as a national leader.

T’ruma: Mystery Of The Kruvim

What can the Mishkan teach us about the ways Divine revelation is channeled into our world?

Vayeira: Sarah’s Role In The Hebrew Mission

What can the dynamics between Yitzḥak and Yishmael in Parshat Vayeira teach us about Israel’s ideal relationship with the Muslim world?

Demystifying The Tribes Of Israel – Parshat Vayechi

What are the individual contributions of each Hebrew tribe to Israel's national collective?

Toldot: The Prophetic Destiny Of Rivka’s Twins

How do the character traits of Esav and Yaakov find expression in the rival civilizations they produced?

Bo: Israel’s Internal Transformation

What were the necessary steps for Israel to develop a national consciousness ahead of leaving Egypt?

T’ruma: Mystery Of The Kruvim

What can the Mishkan teach us about the ways Divine revelation is channeled into our world?

Vayeishev: Yosef & Yehuda

As internal conflict over the Hebrew clan's direction leads to tragic consequences for Yosef and Yehuda, each must discover his own messianic potential.

Yitro: Israel’s Universal Mission

Why were the Hebrews so surprised by the sudden realization that they would receive the Torah as a set of laws & a mission for the rest of humanity?

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