Our guest this week is Rabbi Nissan Antine, Senior Rabbi of the Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. Rabbi Antine grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated, summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion. He received his...
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Tag: Parashat Bo
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January 21, 2015 | 11:11 am
I received an email from a website called Growing Bolder (growingbolder.com) consisting of images of people who have continued to attain wonderful achievements into their later years. These are people in their 80s, 90s and even 100s who are triathletes, surfers, artists, rodeo...
January 3, 2014 | 2:27 pm
January 16, 2013 | 1:49 pm
This week’s parasha is one of the most central to the Jewish narrative. We read of the final plagues, the storm brought by God’s mighty hand and outstretched arm gathering on the border of Egypt, the Divine command to prepare for the Exodus by baking the matzot and eating the...
January 5, 2011 | 1:48 pm
Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do biblical stories.
If we take a minute to read the story of the Exodus not from our point of view — that of the liberated
victims — but from the objective view of an outside mediator, we will likely find ourselves asking the following...