April 8, 2021
This week's parashah tells two very different stories: one about the death of two priests and one about the rules of keeping kosher. What do these mysterious accounts have to teach us about mindfulness and about thoughtful living?
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April 1, 2021
The Torah portion for the 7th day of Pesach is probably Judaism's oldest song. It has not only a beautiful melody but an important lesson to teach about gratitude and social justice.
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March 26, 2021
This week's parashah teaches some surprising things about unleavened bread and about human nature. Pertinent to the Pesach holiday, and to our everyday lives. Plus, my best matzah jokes!
March 18, 2021
A conversation with Rabbi Joel Simon of Congregation Schaarei Zedek in Tampa, Florida, about sacrifice and prayer, how the synagogue saved Judaism, and what it all has to do with Covid.
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March 12, 2021
Is the sanctuary holy because God is there, or is it the other way around? (Hint: it's about what YOU do.) Plus, a brief explanation of some of the intricacies of the Jewish calendar.
March 4, 2021
The story of the Golden Calf is a story of the dangers of acting out of fear. Our fears can bring out the worst in us, but they can also impel us to be our best. We quote the research of Dr. Kelly McGonigal about stress and wellness.
February 12, 2021
By reminding us that we were once slaves in Egypt, the Torah teaches that we are responsible to care for the vulnerable in society.
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February 5, 2021
Did God hand down 10 Commandments on stone tablets at Mount Sinai? When we stop reading the Torah so literally, we can see that it is actually about us and our own lives.
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January 28, 2021
The Torah says that the Israelites took the long route through the wilderness to the Promised Land. A perfect metaphor for our own journeys.
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January 22, 2021
This week's parashah tells us that God "hardened Pharaoh's heart." It sounds like either a fairy tail or a weird/problematic rejection of free will. But it's actually a lesson about open-mindedness and what it takes to be our best selves.
Shout out to President Joe Biden, who quoted this portion in his inaugural address.
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