Torah Reflections: April 12, 2019

Metzora Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33 The Liberating Power of Generosity This week marks the beginning of our Passover preparation. This spring cleaning is both an outer process of emptying our homes of the forbiddenchametz (product made of leavened wheat, barley, rye,...

Torah Reflections: March 24 – 30, 2019

Sh’mini Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47   What is God’s Will For Me? Why Are We Here? Growing up, I always had difficulties, with the concept of “doing God’s will” that my rabbis often spoke of. Somehow, I was supposed to do “God’s will” in all my daily...

Torah Reflections March 17 – 23, 2019

Tzav Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36   To The End of The Universe Tonight, at our first Passover Seder, we will begin telling the story of our exodus from Egypt raising the matzah and saying in one voice: Ha lachma anya… This is the bread of affliction, the bread of...

Torah Reflections: March 10 – 16, 2019

VaYikra Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26   How Will We Answer The Call?  “VaYikra el Mosheh vaYedaber YHVH elav me-ohel moed – He called to Moses. The Eternal One spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting.” [Lev. 1:1] Thus begins not only this week’s Torah portion, but the...

Torah Reflections: March 3 – 9, 2019

Pekudei Exodus 38:21 – 40:38   Practices on The Way to Sinai   This week’s Torah portion brings the book of Exodus to a close. On the surface, these past weeks told the story of our Exodus from Egypt (Mitzrayim) and our experience at Sinai; yet at a...

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