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Jan 24, 2019, 10:19 AM
Kvetching and the Divine
Does G-d appreciate our complaining? If not then why is it such a quintessential part of the human condition? Oh, sure there are stoics among us; but most can’t repress the urge to complain about something, at some time. It...
Michael S. Diamond
Jan 22, 2019, 7:03 AM
Rapture of Tefillin: Imitatio Dei in Parshat Bo
Parshat Bo is the warm up to Parshat Beshalach. Parshat Beshalach is the fulfillment of Parshat Bo. In Parshat Beshalach the Israelites are left at the end with instruction in the ‘technology’, tefillin, which will put the power of...
Jan 19, 2019, 12:13 AM
Good as new
It is telling that the one-month anniversary of the closing of the Federal Government coincides with our observance of Martin Luther King’s legacy. Rev. King reminded us of our ideals. Government inaction reminds us of how remote they can become. Aside...
Jan 19, 2019, 12:12 AM
One Law for Jews, Another For Non-Jews = Evictions
Israeli law prevents the Sabagh family from utilizing the same law being used to evict them in order to reclaim their previous home. This is wrong. This week's Torah portion (BeShalakh) opens with the dramatic parting of the sea, the...
Jan 19, 2019, 12:11 AM
Thoughts and prayers are not enough
When my youngest was in the ICU, the people who helped the most sat with us at the hospital and stocked our fridge
Jan 18, 2019, 4:15 PM
Torat Miriam: Hope springs eternal
Long before the Israelites crossed the sea, Miriam knew that water had the power to save, for she'd seen her brother pulled from the Nile (Beshalach)
Jan 18, 2019, 10:14 AM
Even Shlomo – Parshat B’Shalach
Friends -- We hope you enjoy this weekly sneak preview of the soon-to-be published commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on sefer Shmot. Pls make sure to share this with all those who you think would appreciate it. We Could Have...
Jan 18, 2019, 10:09 AM
Parashat Beshallah: The Harder Road and the Women’s March
The Women’s Marches in 2017 and 2018 were dramatic and proud expressions of a commitment to equality and justice for women, people of color, LGBTQ Americans, and all who have been systemically impacted by the hateful rhetoric that has...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jan 17, 2019, 11:21 PM
Cloudy with a chance of manna
Last night, residents of Jerusalem looked towards the sky in anticipation of the snow that was predicted by the forecasters. Young and old alike waited patiently to see what would come down. In the end, there was rain, hail,...
Jan 17, 2019, 5:41 PM
BeShelah: The vulnerability of feedom
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, “The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and...