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Chayeh Sarah: Matchmaker, matchmaker

There’s a site called JMoms. It’s not a dating site for single Jewish people. It’s a site for the mothers of Jewish singles to make matches for their kids. Jewish moms from all over the world look at other moms’ … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha: #MeToo

Lech l’cha. This parasha has so much in it, it’s hard to pick a focus. But, thanks to my sister, Rabbi Jan Salzman, in Burlington VT, she has made it easier. Rabbi Jan leads “Ruach HaMaqom”, a wonderful, warm and … Continue reading

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Yitro: Breathing together

“The thing you are doing is not right.  You will surely wear yourself out, and these people as well.  For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.”  (Ex 18:17-18) Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, gives Moses the … 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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Vayeshev: Tamar’s courage

Great stories require great plots and great characters.  The entire Joseph story begins in Vayeshev, and is absolutely the greatest of stories: intrigue, plot twists, plotting and scheming, and righteous voices getting heard, taking control of their lives.  Then again, … 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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Nitzavim: This day

“You stand this day, all of you, before Adonai 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 … Continue reading

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