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Aug 31, 2018, 12:30 AM
Don’t Add or Subtract-A Life of Balance
All you need in life is balance; haven’t we all received this advice, at one time or another? But, is this sentiment anything more than an endearing platitude? When I was younger, hearing this guidance sympathetically expressed was often annoying....
Aug 17, 2018, 12:34 AM
Avinu Malkeinu and Charlottesville
Today marks the beginning of the High Holy Days season, and one of the keynote prayers of that season is the “Avinu Malkeinu,” the series of petitions that begin with the refrain “Our father, our King.” The first person...
Michael S. Diamond
Aug 16, 2018, 5:54 PM
Back in the Saddle: Parshat Re’eh
Ram Nissan, in another journey into the liturgy, found himself in ‘The Saddle’, the ancient city of Shechem that sits squarely between the mountains of blessings and curses, the ‘saddle’ of Mounts Gerizim and Ebal, the Split and the...
Aug 14, 2018, 2:45 PM
The Solution is Simple
In an excellent and informative article, Professor Marty Lockshin of York University, a rabbi, examined the difficulty raised by Deuteronomy 13:2-4 and tells the solutions offered in a Midrash and by several medieval Jewish commentators. I will add another...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Aug 12, 2018, 10:52 PM
Parashat Re’ei: How to have a Good, Blessed Life
Translation of the opening of this Portion of the week: See, Commandment, creating yourselves a good life. These words by Moses come to teach us: you want a Blessed Life, then listen to the Torah's guidelines. Blessing doesn't...
Ester Karen Aida
Aug 12, 2018, 9:05 PM
Parshat Re’eh in The Trauma Unit
Rosh Hodesh Elul: Call to Prayer
Aug 10, 2018, 6:34 PM
Public Housing: A Concrete Step to End Poverty
I have always wondered about the seeming contradiction in this week's Torah portion (Re'eh) between God saying "There shall be no needy among you (Deuteronomy 15:4), and that there will always be needy, "For there will never cease to...
Aug 10, 2018, 3:55 PM
More than meets the eye
“Look at me and tell me what you see,” the standup comic asks of his childhood friend after inviting him to attend his show. The performance turns more serious than silly. On this night, the comedic art...
Aug 10, 2018, 10:39 AM
Elul — An opportunity for self growth and compassion
This is the time of year that we give a lot of thought to our relationships; our relationship with Hashem, our relationships with one another and our relationships with our own selves. Blessing us to learn from one another...
Aug 9, 2018, 11:40 PM
The real message of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal
The ceremony that receives more Torah coverage than Creation, the Exodus, or the revelation at Mount Sinai (Re'eh)