Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Vayera, Genesis 18:1-22:24
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week's Torah portion is filled with interactions between angels and human beings.
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Rabbi Marcia Prager likens the prayer experience to sitting for a six-course meal in an exquisite restaurant: It's not meant to be rushed through, but rather something to be savored.
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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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