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"You Are Enough"

Pity poor Noah. He needed a better press agent.

Noah has gotten a bad rap for centuries, because of one Hebrew word in the very first sentence of this week’s Torah portion, which reads: “This is the line of Noah. 467 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: "Noach" (Parashat Noach) - 5778/2017

Shalom everyone! The following are the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua) and accompanying haftarah portion read in synagogues in both Israel and the Diaspora… 534 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: "Bereshith" (Parashat Bereshith) - 5778/2017

Shalom everyone! The following are the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua) and accompanying haftarah portion read in synagogues in both Israel and the Diaspora… 529 more words

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Three Questions

We humans use a lot of adjectives to describe God. Inquisitive isn’t usually on the list. But in the first few chapters of Genesis, God asks three important questions. 500 more words

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Hineni -- Here I Am

This week’s Torah portion begins with the most inclusive statement in the Torah. It’s a little long, but worth reading in its entirety:

You stand this day, all of you, before the Lord your God – your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer – to enter into the covenant of the Lord your God, which the Lord your God is concluding with you this day, with its sanctions, to the end that God may establish you this day as His people and be your God, as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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The Opposite of Indifference

One of my dogs has a slight limp, the result of an abusive past owner and advancing age. Lately, it’s become more pronounced, and this weekend it became apparent that something was wrong. 572 more words

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Justice x2 / Leveling Up Our Standards!

This week we read Parashat Shoftim. This Torah portion introduces us to one of the bases of our social system: Judges – Shoftim – and Shotrim – the law enforcement. 462 more words

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