Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
LECH LECHA, Genesis 12:1-17:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The Torah portion that Jews across the world read this week is one of the oldest narrative formulations of beginning a significant journey. "And God said to Avram, 'Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you ... and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless...
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NOAH, Genesis 6:9-11:32
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
The party's over. Fresh from a seemingly endless array of holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah and concluding with Simchat Torah, we find ourselves back at work. Sustained by the spiritual heights reached during intense prayers and joyous celebrations, we must now encounter the physical realm, much like farmers who plant anew after enjoying the bounties of a harvest.
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By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Jews, we have a long history of eschewing physical representations for fear of practicing idolatry. When we speak of Torah, we often mean the words of Torah and all the commentaries, laws and ideas that have sprung forth from these words.
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SIMCHAT TORAH
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Jews, we have a long history of eschewing physical representations for fear of practicing idolatry. When we speak of Torah, we often mean the words of Torah and all the commentaries, laws and ideas that have sprung forth from these words. Throughout the year, Torah permeates our lives on an intellectual, emotional or moral level. For many of us,...
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Sukkot
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Autumn brings with it many transitions -- from the heat of the sun to the coolness of falling leaves, from vacation to the familiar rhythms of school and work, from regular days to festival days and back again. Through it all, we return again and again to central questions.
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