reflection by Rabbi Daniel Silverstein

    “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Have two silver trumpets made; make them of hammered work. They shall serve you to summon the community and to set the divisions in motion” (Numbers 10:2)

    The following verses state that these trumpets are blown to assembl...

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    14.06.19 02:15 PM - Comment(s)

    By: Genevieve Greinetz, Rabbinic Intern


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    In scouring over Parshat Emor, I found myself skipping over the horrendous parts of it. The parsha begins by relaying that all people who “have a defect” are not allow...

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    12.05.19 10:38 AM - Comment(s)

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    With Pesach ending and the Counting of the Omer beginning, it might feel as though the last thing we need is for this week’s parasha to introduce another major holiday into the mix. However, the repentance r...

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    25.04.19 09:11 AM - Comment(s)

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    Each week, we’ll explore a practice theme that arises in the weekly Torah portion. This week’s parasha “Tazria" is all about life, how its made and the magic and messiness of being sensual beings.

    To make sen...

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    19.04.19 10:28 AM - Comment(s)