November 15, 2018

Religion

Everyone gets that cleaning the house for Passover is a hassle. Having to go through all the cabinets, sweep, vacuum, mop (in Morocco,
PARSHA: Leviticus 6:3-4, Tzav “The priest shall dress in linen raiment, with linen breeches next to his body; and he shall take up...
PARSHA: VAYIKRA, LEVITICUS 1:1-2 “The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: ‘Speak to the Israelite...
Rabbi Sarah Bassin Our previous discussions have been peripheral to the most significant reason I am a Reform Jew: my gender.
PARSHA: Vayakhel-Pekudei, Exodus 35:1-3 “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do: On six days work may be done,
PARSHA: KITISA, EXODUS 31: 1-5 “The Lord spoke to Moses: See, I have singled out by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
PARSHA: TETZAVEH, EXODUS 27: 20-21 “You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting...
There are different sorts of happiness. There is a quiet happiness, an inner sense of bliss, the innocent joy of a small child, one...
Many people are preparing their Purim carnivals, skits and spiels. I wish they would stop, just for a moment. All that energy...
PARSHA: TERUMAH, EXODUS 25:8-9 “And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. Exactly as I show you — the pattern of the...
PARSHA: MISHPATIM, EXODUS 22: 20-23 “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Fifty-six years and 350 women after the first (non-Orthodox) female rabbi was ordained, the Orthodox Union took a stand last week.
PARSHA: YITRO, Exodus 19:4-6 “‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.
PARSHA: B'SHALACH, EXODUS 14:10-12 “As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites caught sight of the Egyptians advancing upon them.
PARSHA: BO, Exodus 10:1-2 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers,
PARSHA: Va’era, EXODUS 6:10-13 “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites depart from his land.’
PARSHA: Vayigash, Genesis 45: 1-3 “Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, ‘Have everyone withdraw from me!’
PARSHA: MIKETZ, GENESIS: 42:1-3 “When Jacob saw that there were food rations to be had in Egypt, he said to his sons, 'Why...
Chanukah. Hanukkah. Chanuka. So nice, I spelled it thrice. What’s not to like about the Festival of Lights? A time to sing….to play….
PARSHA: VAYESHEV, GENESIS 37:14-17 “When he reached Shechem, a man came upon him wandering in the fields. The man asked him, ‘What are you looking for?’
Rabbi Schwarzberg As I mentioned in our last exchange, much of my work is predicated on the belief that a spirit of pluralism lies at the heart...
PARSHA: VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:27-29 “Then he said, ‘Let me go, for dawn is breaking.’ But he answered, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’
Many new Hanukkah-themed illustrated children’s books are full of wit and surprises this year. Some books take on the holiday with a bit of a twist,
PARSHA: VAYETZE, Genesis 28: 10-12 “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night,
PARSHA: TOLDOT, Genesis 25: 21-23 “Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord responded to his plea,
Rabbi Sarah Bassin Ari, we separate our movements based on our philosophical approaches to Judaism. Yet I feel that there is a disconnect...
PARSHA: CHAYEI SARA, Genesis 24:63-65 “And Isaac went out walking in the field toward evening and, looking up, he saw camels approaching.
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