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  • Torah portion: Love and zeal

    2 days ago

    Of all advice given to parents, I think the wisest is the following: You are only as happy as your unhappiest child.

    I don’t take this to mean that we should dissolve in tears when our children feel pressured by everyday bumps. A skinned knee or a C- in math may be hard to bear...

  • Torah portion: Fundamental rights, Parashat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

    July 8, 2015 | 1:29 pm

    I recently returned home from the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, where I made a tallit for my youngest daughter to wear when she becomes a bat mitzvah next year. While I was busy with dyes and paints in Northern California, however, Israel’s Minister of...

  • Torah portion: Reframing the Brit Shalom

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    July 9, 2014 | 9:40 am

    How can I write a d’var Torah when I can’t stop crying? The horrific news from the Middle East — our boys, their boys, the steady progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — I can’t bear to put on paper what is in my heart, as I emerge from texts on Parshat Pinchas extolling...