Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
Balak, Numbers 19:1-25:9
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Rabbi Danielle Stillman likes to think of this portion as the one about the talking donkey.
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BESHALACH, Exodus 13:17-17:16
By:
Rabbi Alan Iser
When the Israelites leave Egypt, God does not allow them to take the short, direct route through the land of the Philistines. Rather, they are sent by way of the Sea of Reeds. The reason God gives is: "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." Medieval Jewish commentators offer a number...
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Chukkat, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Rabbi Jablon traces Israel's connection to the Golan Heights back to Parshah Chukkat.
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KORACH, Numbers 16:1-18:32, 29:9-15
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Have you ever wondered why, when we repeat the motzi, the blessing over bread on Shabbat, we salt the challah? One answer is found in this week’s Torah portion, Korach.
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By:
JTA
What is being described as the oldest Torah scroll known to exist has been discovered in the library of the University of Bologna.
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