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  • Torah portion: Do I have your attention?

    October 14, 2015 | 11:49 am

    It was a heart-stopping photo that flashed through social media and around the world last month: A toddler, Alan Kurdi, face down, dead upon the Turkish shore, the Syrian refugee’s sturdy toddler shoes pointing downward as the shallow waves caressed his still face. 

    Death by...

  • Unique Capabilities: Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    October 26, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    There are places in the Torah where many of us moderns have a hard time relating to our ancestors and the societies in which they lived. Oppression of women, slavery, animal sacrifice, a God that intervenes and directs our lives in a forceful and immediate way, to name a few. This...

  • Noah’s deadly lack of curiosity

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    It is a question that has dogged Noah for millennia. When the Torah characterizes him as a tzadik (righteous person) in his generation, is this an objective measure of his character?

    Was Noah someone who would have been recognized as a tzadik in any generation? Or was Noah only a...