Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Although Jewish causes were a significant part of his Brooklyn upbringing - his father was president of their Orthodox shul, and was also involved with the Zionist Organization of America; and his mother headed up a chapter of Hadassah - Richard Levine's family never really thought he'd become a rabbi. They assumed he would join the family's law office. Now,...
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SHELACH, Numbers 13:1-15:41
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Rabbi David Straus
While I love all the books of the Torah, I think my favorite is Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers, which we are now reading. I love it because it speaks so powerfully to me of what each of our lives is all about. Bamidbar is about the journey from Sinai to the Promised Land - the Land of Canaan. It...
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Rabbi David Gutterman
BEHALOTECHA Numbers 8:1-12:16 If it''s true that all we need to know we''ve already learned in kindergarten, eavesdrop with me, if you will, on one of the classic dialogues between Alice and the Cheshire Puss. Alice: "Tell me, what''s the best way for me to go?" "It all depends on where you want to go," answered the cat. "I don''t...
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The spring, summer and fall harvests are connected to Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. These harvests were celebrated by a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem with people coming from all over Eretz Yisrael, as well as Babylon and Egypt to give thanks to God for the bounty they were to receive. Shavuot is known as Chag Habikkurim, the holiday of...
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Torah Portion Nasoh, Numbers 4:21-7:89 Picture the scene. It's a cool evening in spring, people assembled around a table, and conversation is percolating. If you listen well, you can decipher voices speaking Farsi, Kurdish Aramaic, Moroccan Arabic, Polish, Yiddish, Judeo Yemeni, Hebrew and, just to be different, English. No, this isn't a conference at the United Nations - this is...
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