Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
KI TETZE, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, JE Feature
While last week many of us continued to watch the devastating news images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of cities and towns along the Gulf coast, the month of Elul arrived - a month that challenges us to listen for God's voice with a particular and sensitive ear. Our sages teach that Elul is the month when we begin, in earnest,...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
SHOFRIM Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Most of you have probably heard the provocative phrase, "Dress British, but think Yiddish." With your permission - and forgiveness - allow me to create a different, but perhaps more relevant, equation from a French expression historians attribute to monarch Louis XV. The expression is: Après moi, le deluge. It was meant to be a callous and...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi Shawn Zevit
RE'EH Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Re'eh - "See this day, I set before you blessing and curse … for you are about to cross the Yarden." The Torah narrative, and Moses' discourse with our ancestors, shifts from a recap of the past to an acknowledgement of the immensity of the moment in the life of the Jewish people. The place of descent,...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi Lisa S. Malik
EKEV Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 The other day, my friend's children were fighting with each other when her elder son hit her younger son. My friend said, "Apologize to your brother or else you are not going to the movies tonight." This scenario sounds all too familiar. As a mother, I, too, can recall saying to my children, "Listen to me, or...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
VAETCHANAN Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Scholar Nehama Leibowitz points out in Studies in Devarim ("Deuteronomy") that all "the main principles of Judaism - the prohibition of idolatry, the principles of the unity, love and fear of God, the Decalogue, the duty of studying Torah - all are given an honorable mention in this sidra, Vaetchanan." Much of the fifth book of the...
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