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Parashat Terumah/Shabbat Zakhor

March 1, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Jaron Matlow On the Shabbat before Purim we read the special Maftir reminding us of our obligation to FORGET AMALEK. On Shabbat Zakhor, the Sabbath of remembrance, we read (Deuteronomy 25:17-19): Remember what Amalek did to you by … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Terumah

February 23, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Greg Schindler “You’re not listening to me, are you? The words cut me to the quick. I, in fact, have no idea what was being said for the last minute or so. We’ve all been there — a … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Mishpatim

February 16, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

Getting by with a Little Help from our Friends By Rabbi Peggy Berman de Prophetis Parashat Mishpatim presents us with information overload-rules, rules, and more rules. And even though the Israelites promise that “all that the Lord has spoken we … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Yitro

February 9, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Bruce Alpert As our world grows more secular, the questions I am asked about my faith grow more sophisticated. People used to ask me whether I believed in God. Given my choice of profession, the answer to that … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Beshalah

February 2, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath There were no auditions!! There were no judges!! That’s right. You heard it here first. When Moses and the Israelites sang on the shores of the sea (Exodus 15:1) and when Miriam and all the women … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Bo

January 25, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Allen Darnov Parashat Bo announces: “This month (Nissan) shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you….” (Exod 12:2). This sounds, of course, as if … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Va’era

January 18, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Aryeh Meir The previous parashah ends with the failure of Moshe’s first attempt to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. Moshe reiterates his earlier doubts about his ability to lead saying, “for what reason have you sent me… … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shemot

January 12, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Professor Jerome Chanes The opening chapters of the Book of Exodus relate a narrative that is strange, not in its story, but in its telling; it is a book that begins V’eleh shemot, “And these are the names . … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayehi

January 4, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

The Future – A Sealed Book? Rabbi Len Levin If you were handed a sealed envelope that you had reason to believe contained an infallible prediction of the future course of your life — or of the world’s political history … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Vayigash

December 27, 2011 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah, News

The Moment of Impact By Cantor Marcia Lane   In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcom Gladwell describes the moment when a situation changes, the small thing that had a big impact on a problem or a situation. In this … Continue reading »