Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Av 20, 5776
By:
Rabbi Alan Iser
While contemporary Jews might find problematic the connection made between disease and divine punishment, the lessons that both ancient and modern rabbis offered on the consequences of gossip and slander are quite valuable.
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By:
Rabbi Tsurah August
The death of a child is unspeakable. The grief of the parent is beyond what can be expressed, so complex and encompassing is it.
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By:
Rabbi Shraga Sherman
Aside from two pragmatic implications, the Torah’s lessons have an eternal relevance on the spiritual and psychological dimensions of our being.
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By:
Rabbi Marc Israel
Our expectation is that we can get whatever we want, whenever we want, and that we shouldn’t need to expend much energy to get it. In such a world, what does it mean to “sacrifice”?
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By:
Rabbi Beth Janus
In this week’s Torah portion, Pekudei, when the book of Exodus is completed, so is the Mishkan. Ancient commentators notice that the language of the Creation story and the language of the building of the Mishkan are parallel.
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