Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777

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Rabbi Saul Grife has never made any bones about the fact that he loves the music of the Grateful Dead, as well as other groups from the classic rock era, especially Santana, Cream and Jethro Tull. Grife said that he finds inspiration in their fusion of diverse musical influences, sheer energy and, yes, their countercultural ethos. The religious leader of...
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KI TISA, Exodus 30:11-34:35
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Rabbi Alan Iser
This week's Torah portion, whose centerpiece is the story of the Golden Calf, presents us with a typology of three different kind of leaders: Moses, Aaron and Chur. Two are household names, but Chur is not so well-known. Chur is mentioned at the end of Parashat Mishpatim. When Moses ascends Mount Sinai to receive the tablets of the covenant, he...
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Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10
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Rabbi Gary Pokras
Let's face it; Torah is not always easy to understand. Take for example, this week's portion, which describes the bloody ceremony of Aaron's investiture as high priest. In Tetzaveh, the consecration process is described in gory detail. Aaron and his sons must undergo three levels of purification. First, they were washed in water outside the entrance to the Tent of...
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What began as one cantor's exploration into exactly what the Bible doesn't say about the matriarch Sarah has resulted, some 15 years later, in the publication of The Torah: A Women's Commentary , a feat that has been touted as a seminal moment in the history of biblical scholarship, as well as a considerable step forward in the decades-old push...
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Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19
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Rabbi Jay M. Stein
"And let them make Me a sanctuary that I might dwell among them." A few weeks ago, Jethro told Moses that he needed to delegate some of his authority so that the Jewish people might function more effectively. He said: "Have them [the judges you appoint] bring every major dispute to you, but let them decide every minor dispute for...
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