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Can We Understand Messages From God?

 Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10 In Jewish tradition, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out God's will. We study the words of the Torah...

Softening Hard Hearts? Portion Provides a Clue

We live in the space between birth and death, between death and birth. For some, the span between our entrance into and our departure...

Chosenness: Doesn’t It Imply Superiority?

"If you will obey Me faithfully and keep My covenant you shall be My treasured possession among all the peoples. Indeed, all the earth...
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The Opposite of Slavery Is Freedom of Naming

This Shabbat, we begin the book of Exodus -- Shemot or "Names" in Hebrew. Exodus is filled with drama: Moses demands freedom from Pharaoh,...
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What Constitutes True Nature of Freedom?

People tend to think of freedom in terms of negating a pre-existing condition. So they talk about freedom from coercion, from tyranny, from oppression,...
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So What’s the Reason We Have to Be Kosher?

This week's Torah reading, Shemini, is one of several places in the Torah where we are given the laws of kashrut -- the guidelines...