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Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 18, 2018, 5:02 PM
Take the trip and explain later
In Parshat Dvarim (Dvarim 1:22), Moshe recounts: “You approached me, all of you, and said, ‘Let us send men ahead of us to spy out the Land for us, and let them bring back word to us, the route...
Jul 16, 2018, 11:14 PM
Why not to fast on Tisha B'Av
Well, do you make decisions based on realpolitik, or based on religious value commitments?
Jul 4, 2018, 7:28 AM
Walking through the valley of the shadow of death
My health crisis is not over, but I am living it with joy, intentionality, and an eagerness for more
Jun 29, 2018, 5:54 PM
Parashat Pinhas: be prepared…even with regret
“Assail the Midianites and defeat them for they assailed you by the trickery they practiced against you” (Numbers 25:16-18). This is G-d’s command to Moses, after rewarding Aaron’s grandson Pinchas for his response to a public and wanton act of...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Jun 27, 2018, 3:43 PM
The scandal of the Ethiopians and the wine
The Orthodox Judaism I fell in love with at the age of 16 has become distorted beyond recognition
Jun 24, 2018, 2:46 PM
The Book of Job — a widely misunderstood book
The Book of Job, in my view, is widely misunderstood - it is the classic book of the Hebrew Bible that seemingly is orthodox (correct belief) and theological in nature in dealing with the philosophic question of evil in...
Jun 22, 2018, 2:43 PM
The desecration at the US border
Separating parents and children severs the cord tethering people to their own humanity and to God
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Jun 20, 2018, 10:18 PM
Are Nazi Comparisons Fair?
The Holocaust was so horrific and unique, that comparisons belittle the meaning of that period of world history. So it is with comparing Donald Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy of family separation. We're not talking about mass extermination and...
Jun 15, 2018, 8:35 AM
A Tale of Two Households
It was a time of wisdom; it was a time of folly. It was a study in contrasts, as two individuals emerged and had a profound influence, one positive and the other negative, on the fate of others. One awesome...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jun 15, 2018, 12:43 AM
What goes around comes around
The Haftara from Shmuel Alef, 11:14-12:22 is a good match for Parshat Korach for a few reasons. One reason is that both the Torah and Haftara readings deal with leaders who defend themselves using almost the same words. In Parsha Korach,...