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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Lech Lecha with Rabbi Michelle Dardashti

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 23, 2015 | 3:34 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Michelle Dardashti, the Rabbi of Brown RISD Hillel and Associate University Chaplain for the Jewish Community at Brown University. Rabbi Dardashti was ordained and received a Master’s in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Prior...

  • Torah portion: Abraham—a magnetic leader

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 21, 2015 | 11:13 am

    While waiting in line at a Los Angeles International Airport gift shop last week, I noticed a colorful display of magnets. One in particular caught my eye. In attractive red, yellow, green and purple fonts, it read: “RISK more than others think is safe, CARE more than others think...

  • Lech Lecha: From dark to light

    October 31, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    Lech Lecha tells the story of the birth of the Jewish people through Avraham’s prophecy.  God tells Avram, “I will bless you and make you a great nation.”  As Diane Bloomfieldtaught this week about Lech Lecha, “God is bringing in a...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Lech Lecha with Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 31, 2014 | 4:06 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Hyim Shafner of the Bais Abraham congregation in St. Louis, Missouri. Rabbi Shafner has Smicha (rabbinical ordination), a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), and an MA in Jewish philosophy, all from Yeshiva University in New York City. Before coming to...

  • The long and winding road: Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1–17:27)

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 9, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    The day God pronounced two simple words — lech lecha — Abraham and Sarah’s lives changed forever. God instructs Abraham to leave his homeland, his birthplace and his father’s home, “to the land that I will show you, and there I will make of you a great nation” (Genesis 12:1-2)....

  • Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    November 1, 2011 | 8:29 pm

    Last week’s Torah portion ends with a genealogy, a long list of names of who begot whom and how long they lived. It is one of many genealogies in the Torah. It used to be that when I encountered those lists, I tuned out; I found them boring. But then I read a book by Thomas Cahill...

  • Singer Debbie Friedman hospitalized

    January 6, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    UPDATE: Jewish singer/songwriter, performer Debbie Friedman dies

    Songwriter Debbie Friedman has been hospitalized in Orange County, Calif.

    Friedman is reportedly sedated and on a respirator, according to an email sent Wednesday from the West Coast office of the Union for Reform...

  • To let go and to pray

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    November 6, 2008 | 11:35 pm

    Lech Lecha begins with God telling Abraham, "Go forth from your land, from your birthplace, from the house of your father to the land that I will show you."

    But why does God say it in this particular order?

    If you've left your country of origin, haven't you already left your...

  • Setting out to look within

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A 40-year-old British man named Jason Lewis recently completed a circumnavigation of the globe using only human power. He journeyed more than 46,000 miles around the world using a bicycle, pedal boat, kayak, rollerblades and his own two feet. He kayaked or pedaled across oceans and...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Let's Work

    In this week's portion, Lech Lecha, we learn about a fight between the shepherds of Abraham and his nephew, Lot. There was plenty of space for everyone, but they weren't getting along so it seemed too crowded. Our rabbis teach us that when two people get along, they can...