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Sing, Remember on Path to Liberation

By Rabbi Annie Lewis Parshat Beshalach In this week’s parshah, Beshalach, we make our way out of Egypt via a roundabout route and a march through...

Tu B’Shevat, MLK Day Has Weekend of Events

Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day both fall on Jan. 21 this year, resulting in a three-day weekend full of volunteer opportunities. Both...

Making the Most Out of Our Freedom

By Rabbi Daniel Levitt Parshat Bo This week’s Torah portion, Bo, marks the beginning of the Jewish people’s freedom from slavery in Egypt. It begins where last...

Finding a Way Through Pain, Suffering

By Rabbi Tsurah August Parshat Va’eira 5. I have now heard the moaning of the Israelites because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I...

The Contrast Between Joseph and Moses

By Rabbi Shlomo Riski Shemot “Blessed art Thou, Lord our God, and God of our fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God...

Lifelong Educator Teaching Judaism at 90

It’s been 15 years since Sara Cohen retired from her position as educational director at Har Zion Temple, but her love of teaching and...

How Do You See God?

By Rabbi Chaim Galfand Parshat Vayechi ”Meaning” is often subjective. Imagine that you stand with a group in front of an abstract painting by Pollock or...

Torah’s History Connects Holocaust to School

Those who frequented the Gershman Y over the past few decades may have noticed a Torah scroll in a glass case. The scroll was on...

Unconditional Sibling Love

By Rabbi Kevin Bernstein Parshat Vayigash Vayigash brings us close to the end of the Bereshit narrative — so close, we can almost taste the matzah....

Why We Read What We Do on Chanukah

By Rabbi Jon Cutler Parshat Miketz Ever notice that Parshat Miketz is always read on the intermediate Shabbat of Chanukah? Why? There’s a bigger issue — Chanukah...