Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beshallach: Back to the beginning

There is just so much going on in this week’s parasha, Beshallach.  In a nutshell, the people leave Egypt, cross over the Sea of Reeds, Moses sings a song, Miriam leads women in song, the people complain about being thirsty … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King : Attention must be paid

This is a reprint of an article that appeared in this month’s JUF news. It speaks to me for today’s honoring of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.  He shined the spotlight and made us all pay attention. We have to … Continue reading

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Bo: Everyone is included

I have a teacher that lifts up the Torah text to the class and says, “We don’t live by this book.  We live by the commentary to this book.”  And he’s right; we don’t make the offerings in Leviticus, we … Continue reading

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Va’era: In the court of kings or fools

“Adonai said to Moses, “Look, I have given you (set you in the role) as God to Pharaoh, with your brother Aaron as your prophet.” (Ex 7:1) As if Moses wasn’t elevated enough in the community’s eyes, you would think, … Continue reading

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