June 17, 2019


Hannah Poltorak Shalhevet High School As family and friends gather at the white table covered with a layer of thin plastic, they prepare...
PASSOVER 5778, HAGGADAH: “This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat.
“This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly:
The attraction was instant and made me very, very anxious.   Her father’s courtship of me was a month in progress when he invited me...
You know the old story about parents leaving the house and then their kids going crazy by throwing wild parties and misbehaving?
As jews sit down to Passover seders to retell the story of when our ancestors were slaves and refugees, Jewish World Watch (JWW),
The only time in my family history when both sets of grandparents gathered together for Pesach seder, it was a disaster.
Morris “Moe” Treibitz is doing surprisingly well today, having survived homelessness, heroin addiction and a decade in prison for...
As we sit down to our Passover seders this weekend and retell the story of how we wandered in the desert to achieve our freedom,
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.’
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