Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The story of Balaam, a non-Israelite prophet who blessed the Israelites even though he was hired to do the opposite, brings to mind a soul-stirring poem by Hayim Bialik that expresses the power of prayer.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Two decades ago, Jewish groups united in support of a landmark religious freedom law, but many of them aren’t pleased by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it in the Hobby Lobby case.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
The absence of a living, speaking, guiding leader has transformed Chabad in both subtle and fundamental ways.
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By:
Adam Soclof, JTA
Rabbi Mark Goldfeder explains why a robot doesn’t need to be circumcised to be Jewish.
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CHUKAT, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week's parsha, during which Moses strikes a rock with his rod to receive water, is an apt time to consider the global issue of water security.
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