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Feb 23, 2018, 5:06 PM
Don’t just do something, do everything
Carriages and car seats and pediatrician appointments. We stop at nothing to keep our kids safe. In the aftermath of the latest mass-murder in a school setting, our kids deserve more than our doing something about it. They deserve our doing...
Feb 23, 2018, 7:58 AM
Knock, Knock — The Divine Presence Can Be Found in the Home
Does G-d need the Tabernacle or the Temple to live in and is that where G-d can be found? Isn’t G-d everywhere? Why then all this focus on the construction of the Tabernacle in last week’s Torah reading of...
Feb 23, 2018, 1:12 AM
When traumatic memories are agents of change
Memory can relieve us of the burdens we carry and inspire us to live fully and deeply -- just ask the Florida teens (Parshat Zachor)
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Feb 22, 2018, 10:56 PM
Are women obligated in Parshat Zachor?
This Shabbat, the Shabbat before Purim, we read Parshat Zachor from Dvarim 25:17-19, “Remember what Amalek perpetrated against you on the way when you were going out of Egypt…do not forget.” According to Sefer HaChinuch, Mitzvah 603, women are exempt...
Feb 22, 2018, 5:28 PM
Creating a world free of Amalek [Shabbat Zachor]
Each year on Shabbat Zachor, the Sabbath that precedes the festival of Purim, we read from a selection in the Book of Deuteronomy about the need to remember the vicious attack on the most vulnerable of the Jews by...
Feb 22, 2018, 3:09 PM
Crushed for the light
When you respond to pain with compassion and love, you bring healing into the darkness of our lives (Tetzaveh)
Feb 21, 2018, 11:41 PM
It Takes A Village – The Music of a Community
In the movie, Mary Poppins, we are introduced to Dick van Dyke's character, Bert, when he is performing as a "one man band." It is fascinating, watching how he plays drums, percussion, accordion, brass...all together and creating a...a what?...
Feb 20, 2018, 7:27 PM
“The Head of the Snake” Parashat Tetzaveh – Zachor 5778
Last week an Iranian military drone entered Israeli airspace on a reconnaissance mission. About ninety seconds after it crossed over the Syrian border into the Golan Heights it was shot down by an Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopter. In retaliation,...
Feb 19, 2018, 9:32 PM
Parshat Tetzaveh: Giving the everyman – and woman – a chance to contribute
Parshat Tetzaveh: Giving the everyman – and woman – a chance to contribute In my comments on Parshat Terumah last week, I argued that only a real man, an “ish” who had served in the military was allowed to participate...
Feb 19, 2018, 6:05 PM
Tetzaveh: Etymology of the Ruby
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. –Plautus Without a doubt the most impressive of the High Priest’s vestments was the Breastplate (the Choshen) containing...