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Sep 29, 2018, 9:33 PM
A Rabbi and a Preacher: Two Unlikely (or Not so Unlikely) Tallit-Bag Fellows
If, like me, you make a habit of bringing books with you to synagogue to read along with the Torah portion, I have a couple to recommend for this year’s new Torah cycle—one by a rabbi, and one by...
Michael S. Diamond
Aug 7, 2018, 11:01 PM
He Walked a Crooked Path: Eikev
Rav Ram Nissan ben Krishna HaKohen Tzedek Gadol mused about how he’d gotten here, sitting on the rim of the great altar of Quantum Universal Integrated Experiential Temporality. Q.U.I.E.T. So paradoxically peaceful, every sturm und drang that ever did...
Aug 3, 2018, 6:41 PM
Not all you. Not all context. Sometimes much bigger than both
“There must have been a lot of people praying the right way and at the right moment” a News anchor concluded in response to the lack of fatalities from this week’s plane crash in Mexico. Seriously? Such simplistic theology implicates every...
Aug 3, 2018, 6:18 PM
God’s Greatness Is Concern for All
There is what could be seen as a huge contradiction in this week's Torah portion, "Ekev." We are told several times that we will inherit the Land, and drive out other nations. Yet, we are also told, "For Adonai your...
Aug 3, 2018, 3:47 PM
You can change God’s mind
When Moses saves the Children of Israel through prayer, he teaches us one more way to know God (Ekev)
Aug 3, 2018, 10:37 AM
Sorry — No One Hates by Accident
If you’ve never “googled” yourself, you might be surprised with what comes up. I was working on maybe the hundredth iteration of my website, and after recycling the same two professional headshots for the past 10 years, I wondered whether...
Aug 2, 2018, 4:15 PM
Listen, really listen (Ekev 5778)
Stepping out of your bubble and opening yourself up to a mind radically other than your own takes courage
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Aug 2, 2018, 1:18 AM
Don’t shame anyone- even a tree
In Parshat Ekev (Dvarim 8:8), we are told that the Land of Israel is a land of the seven species: “A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and (date)...
Aug 1, 2018, 6:59 PM
Parashat Ekev – A Lesson in Consequences
This week's parashah continues Moshe's orations to the Israelites in the desert. The setting plays a crucial role in understanding what is going on: it is the eve of their transformation from a group of wandering tribes into a...
Aug 1, 2018, 1:43 PM
‘Rabbits and Wolves’ Parashat Ekev 5778
I still remember learning about it. I was in Grade 7. The teacher was Mr. Tatel, who became Rabbi Tatel, who eventually became an aerospace engineer, a career trajectory with which I can identify. Mr. Tatel approached Torah from...