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Torah Portion

Stand Up and Step Forward: One Integrated, Spiritual Exercise

By Rabbi Robert S. Leib  Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech The two consecutive parshahs, Nitzavim and Vayelech, are m’chubar, often connected, as they are this year. We learn so...

Upcoming Harvest an Analogy for Repairing a Fractured Society

By Rabbi Nathan Martin  Parshat Ki Tavo Declarations matter. In ancient times when we gathered our harvest and brought our first fruits to the Temple —...

Rewards and Redemption

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin PARSHAT KI TETZE This Shabbat, the 11th of Elul, marks 47 years to the day of one of the most transformative moments...

Ancient Call to Action Resonates in Today’s Troubled Times

By Rabbi Alanna Sklover  Parshat Shoftim This week, one of the most well-known verses in the Torah arises to challenge us once again. The words of...

Tzedakah: Valuing Human Dignity as Envisioned in the Torah

By Rabbi Howard Alpert  Parshat Re’eh For many Jews, tzedakah is the quintessential Jewish act. Whether it is accomplished by simply putting a coin in a pushke...

Wandering a Method for Finding One’s Way Through Life

By Rabbi Jill L. Maderer Parashat Eikev In a recent article in The Economist, “Immersive Experiences, the Future of Philanthropy,” a study explores the impact...

Beyond Rote: Shema Pathos Often Taken for Granted

By Rabbi Eric Yanoff Parshat Va’etchanan Although I can certainly recall the moments in my Jewish experience that made my soul soar with inspiration and kavanah,...

Cry Out Eicha! and Ask Ayeka? (Where are You?) on Healing Path

By Rabbi Simcha Zevit  Parshat Devarim This Shabbat, Shabbat Chazon (Shabbat of Vision), falls just a few days before Tisha B’Av, the holiday commemorating the destruction...

Remember That Time Is on Your Side: Choosing Possessions Over Promise Has Consequences

By Rabbi Gregory Marx Parshat Matot-Masei There is a pronounced human tendency to reach for the short-term pleasures of life, when we know that it is...

Success of Zelophehad’s Daughters Instructive to Those Who Protest Today

By Rabbi Robyn Frisch Parshat Pinchas I took my 11-year-old daughter to her first protest last week. It was a post-Shabbat demonstration outside Israeli Prime Minister...