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Losing Faith and The Day of Man- Genesis Part 2

Is humanity worth believing in? This is not a simple question, even less so without God to serve as a guarantor. 

One of my favourite stories on the topic is recounted by the scholar Eliezer Berkovitz in his work “Faith After the Holocaust”. 1,667 more words


Bereishit: The Tree of Life

We all know the story of how, in the beginning, G‽D created the heavens and the earth. As the story unfolds,
G‽D creates the Garden of Eden and plants the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life therein. 478 more words

Weekly Torah Portion

Chol haMo'ed Sukkot

This week’s Torah Portion was a special one, out of the normal order of liturgy in honor of Mo’adiym (Appointed Time) Sukkot. THE FESTIVAL/FEAST/APPOINTED TIME COMMANDED in Scripture where rejoicing is mandatory and complaining forbidden. 55 more words

Weekly Torah Parashah!!

Shabbat Teshuvah ["to return"; also translated as repentance]: Ha'Azinu [Give ear; Listen]

This week ‘s Torah portion is:

TORAH: Devariym (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52

HAFTARAH: Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10; Mik’yah (Micah) 7::18-20; Yo’el (Joel) 2:15-27

BRIT HADASHAH: Yochanan (John) 20:26-21:25… 93 more words

Weekly Torah Parashah!!

The Best Choice You'll Ever Make

By Shira Lichtenfeld
Class of 2016

Parshas Nitzavim

I have placed life and death before you – a blessing and a curse – Choose life!  so that you will live… 483 more words

Jewish Philosophy

Weekly Torah Commentary - Nitzavim-Vayelech Sept. 18, 2014

Nitzavim/Vayelech Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30

See I have placed before you life and good, and death and evil … I have placed life and death before you, blessing and curse; and you shall choose life so that you and your offspring will live. 623 more words

Weekly Torah Commentary