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Bo: Hold your signs high

Meryem Yildirim, 7, left, sits on her father, Fatim, of Schaumburg, and Adin Bendat-Appell, 9, right, sits on his father, Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, of Deerfield, during a protest on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill. … Continue reading

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Bo: Hold High Your Signs

Somehow this never got posted last week.  Not sure why, but this is last week’s dvar Torah.  Next week’s will be posted in a couple of days. “They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two … 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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Bo: Leaving no one behind

     You can tell a lot by what people choose to use for a bluff. So far, in Exodus, Moses has been telling Pharaoh that he wanted to take the Israelites out of Egypt to worship God: “Let My People … Continue reading

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Bo: Community New Year

“This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.” Happy New Year! Of course, the New Year being referred to in that quote is from … Continue reading

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Bo: inside or outside

Remember the scenes in “Yentl” with Yeshiva “bochers” (students) pouring over texts, books piled high, going back and forth for hours over a few words of text?  I always wondered how they could possibly spend that kind of time, obsessing … Continue reading

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Bo: Come, eat…if you can.

It’s a good thing that we read the parasha Bo at this time of the year, instead of the spring, because usually when we hear these words, we’re just hungry and waiting to eat.  Bo is the description of the … Continue reading

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