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Tag: Parashat Vayakhel
March 4, 2016 | 11:00 am
March 4, 2016 | 4:03 am
Our guest this week is Rabbi Dan Ornstein, rabbi at Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, New York. Rabbi Ornstein is a graduate of the joint program of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Columbia University School of General Studies, as well as of the seminary's rabbinical...
March 11, 2015 | 11:11 am
February 20, 2014 | 2:47 pm
We have devoted the past few weeks to reading God’s instructions to the nation of Israel for building the Mishkan (Tabernacle), the portable Holy Temple that will travel through the Sinai Desert with the Israelits and follow them into the Promised Land for centuries to come. By...
February 22, 2011 | 6:19 pm
As Jews, our character and faith are defined essentially by the story of our ancient liberation from slavery in Egypt, informing our concern for the welfare of those who are similarly oppressed. But as a minority often vulnerable to the whims of tyrannical victors, we are also keenly...
March 11, 1999 | 7:00 pmSometimes the same thing that got you into trouble can get you out of it. Take for example the fact that in last week's Torah portion, our ancestors used their gold jewelry to fashion a golden calf. For this act of idolatry and faithlessness, thousands were killed as God's anger...