Tag Archives: Justice

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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Mishpatim: Chandler was right.Could it be more relevant?

I keep thinking, that with each week that goes by, each parasha, (weekly portion) won’t scream “RELEVANCE.” But no, the blessing and the curse of Torah. It is always relevant. This week our portion is Mishpatim. Laws, or rather, rules, … Continue reading

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Shmot: starting the journey

I have a friend who posted that “inauguration” means marking the beginning of something, and so challenged us to respond with whatever we are going to begin tomorrow.  Well, I answered “to keep raising my voice to speak [for] truth … Continue reading

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Vayishlach: Dinah’s life mattered

I have no idea what it’s like to be worried about a son every time he goes out the door.  I mean, of course, I worry about my son when he goes out the door.  But I don’t worry that, … Continue reading

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Shoftim: Cooling pursuit of Justice

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s gonna be a bumpy post.  This week’s parasha, Shoftim, starts out with a fairly familiar phrase, “Justice, justice you shall pursue”, but that’s not the end of it.  It continues, “that you shall thrive and … Continue reading

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