Tag Archives: Commentary

Korach: This year I’m on your side

I really don’t know what to do with this parasha this week. It’s Korach. Every year, I admit I struggle with this text; what is it that Korach did so wrong?  Korach (who was from the tribe of Levi, like … Continue reading

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Bamidbar/Shavuot: ultimate folk festival

I love going to folk festivals. I used to go all the time. There’s something about a huge group of people, all facing the main stage, waiting expectantly for the groups to perform, gathering the entire crowd into a remarkably … Continue reading

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Behar: Holy Land

We are still at the Mountain, and we’ve been here for a long time. In this week’s parasha Behar, we are still at the base of Mt Sinai, hearing more about what life is going to be like once the … Continue reading

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Tazria-Metzora: The cost of being Jewish

Tazria-Metzora – one of those parshiot (weekly Torah portions) that we either skip over or read with some sort of “yuk” factor interest. It’s all about skin diseases, impurities of the body and building (read the part about a home … Continue reading

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Shemini: Silence

This week, I received a wonderful dvar Torah on Shemini, and decided to share it with you. The Orot Center (Orot means “light”) is a wonderful new adult Jewish learning center, with a unique approach to learning. I’ve been studying … Continue reading

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Shabbat HaGadol

Tzmished. If you say it outloud, it will sound like what it is. Confused. Turned around. that’s me right now, which is why some of you may have noticed that I posted a lovely Dvar Torah last week…on the wrong … Continue reading

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Tzav: Flexible Matza

Of course, my brain is Pesach-oriented. Kitchen, cleaning, cooking, Seder, shopping, did I mention cleaning? So as I was looking at this week’s parasha, Tzav, I noticed something in the recipe section for the Priestly offerings. Matzah. Lev 6:9  “What … Continue reading

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