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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Chukat with Rabbi Justin Goldstein

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 15, 2016 | 3:20 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Justin Goldstein, of Congregation Beth Israel in Asheville, NC. Rabbi Goldstein was ordained in 2011 by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA. While in rabbinical school, he taught regularly on...

  • Torah portion: Taking the leap into leadership

    July 13, 2016 | 11:46 am

    This week’s Torah portion, Chukat, is marked by the deaths of two key biblical leaders, Miriam and Aaron, in quick succession. With Torah’s accounts of their passing, I found myself searching their lives for some clues as to how we may respond to today’s politics — a divisive...

  • Torah portion: The mystery of limited vision, Parashat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)

    June 24, 2015 | 11:04 am

    We are often reminded in our lives about the limits of what we can know, what we ought to know and what we can’t know. Tragedies, heartbreak and, yes, abundance all remind us in their own way that there is so much to life that is unknowable. 

    This existential frustration is most...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Chukat with Rabbi Sharon Brous

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 14, 2013 | 5:46 am

    Our special guest today is Rabbi Sharon Brous, founding Rabbi of IKAR, one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the US. Rabbi Brous was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 and received a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from Columbia University, where she...

  • Miriam Mystery

    By Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like all women, Miriam is a complex human being, whom I cannot fully understand. In this week's portion she dies suddenly, leaving me as puzzled as I have always been with her role as a leader.

    I am left with many unanswered questions. Why is she the only woman in the Torah called a...

  • Preventing Death

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    One afternoon, as I wheeled my shopping cart down an aisle of the local market, a 3-year-old riding in his mother's cart came up along the other side. He was one of the students in the nursery school, and when he recognized me, his mouth dropped open, he pointed, and he shouted,...