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Table for Five: Pinchas

One verse, five voices.

Table for Five: Korach

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist Speak to the Levites and say to them: When you receive from the Israelites...

Chaos, Moping and Mopping – Comments on Torah Portion Beha’alotekha

Chaos, Moping and Mopping 2020 (adapted from 2019) B’ha’alotekha The brilliance of the Torah as “Literary Philosophic-Psychology” is evident in this week’s Torah portion, “Be’ha’aloteka.” We...

Knowledge, Will and Blessings – Thoughts on Torah Portion Naso

Knowledge, Will and Blessings Thoughts on Torah Portion Naso 2020 (adapted from 2019)   I often meet with a person who is looking to change their life...

Table for Five: Shavuot Special Issue

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on...

Table for Five: Bamidbar

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist The Israelites shall camp each with his standard, under the banners of their ancestral...

Table for Five: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist. Speak to the entire community of the children of Israel, and say to them,...

Fear and The Remedy – Thoughts on Torah Portion Tazria-Metzora

Fear and the Remedy Thoughts on Torah portion Tazria-Metzora Rabbi Mordecai Finley - Ohr HaTorah Synagogue - Mar Vista This week’s Torah portion is about mass fear,...

Table for Five: Tazria-Metzora

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist If a man loses the hair of his head and becomes bald, he is clean....

Table for Five: Special Shabbat of Passover

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist And Moses hastened, bowed his head to the ground and prostrated himself, and said: “If...

Table for Five: Passover

One verse, five voices.

Weekly Parsha: Vayikra

One verse five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist When you present an offering of meal baked in the oven, choice flour: unleavened...

Weekly Parsha: Vayakhel-Pekudei

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a...

Weekly Parsha: Ki Tisa

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than half a...

Weekly Parsha: Tetzaveh

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist Inside the breast-piece of decision you shall place the Urim and Tumim, so that they are...

Weekly Parsha: Terumah

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist There I will meet with you, and I will impart to you — from above the...

Weekly Parsha: Mishpatim

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist. But if the slave declares, “I love my master, and my wife and children: I do...

Weekly Parsha: Yitro

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, his manservant,...

Weekly Parsha: Beshalach

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist Now Moses’ hands were heavy; so they took a stone and placed it under him,...

Weekly Parsha: Bo

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist I will pass through the land of Egypt on this night, and I will smite every...

Weekly Parsha: Va’eira

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist But Moses spoke before the Lord, saying, “Behold, the children of Israel did not hearken to...

Weekly Parsha: Shemot

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist "A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know about Joseph." -Exodus 1:8 Miriam Yerushalmi CEO of...

Weekly Parsha: Vayechi

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist “The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm — Bless the lads. In them...

Weekly Parsha: Vayigash

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” but his...

Breaking Out – Thoughts on Torah Portion Va-Yeishev

Of all the sublime indications that “the Bible is literature, not journalism” the subtle threads exuding from this week’s Torah portion stand out.  ...

Table for Five: Hanukkah

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist The mitzvah of Hanukkah is that each day the head of the household kindles a light...

Weekly Parsha: Vayishlach

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that...

Thoughts on Torah Portion VaYeitzei – From Darkness to Wisdom

From Darkness to Wisdom 2019: Thoughts on Torah Portion Vayeitzei  (adapted from 2018) I can imagine Jacob bemoaning his fate, justifiably. Jacob was the one,...

Weekly Parsha: Vayeitzei

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist And he dreamed, and behold! a ladder set up on the ground and its top reached...

Weekly Parsha: Toldot

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist And the youths grew up, and Esau was a man who understood hunting, a man of...

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