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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Shemot with Rabbi Nina Mandel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 1, 2016 | 3:34 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Nina Mandel. Rabbi Mandel is the full-time spiritual leader at Congregation Beth-El in Sunbury, PA. She is a 2003 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and is currently the president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association. In...

  • Torah portion: Naming names

    January 7, 2015 | 10:10 am

    We begin the story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery to freedom not with a tale of heroism and miracles, but with a list of names.

    V’eleh shemot b’nai Yisrael. These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob …” (Exodus 1:1)

    After Jacob...

  • What is in a Name?

    January 2, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    This week we begin a new book of Torah — Shemot in Hebrew and Exodus in English. While the word “exodus” means “going out,” the word “shemot” means “names.” So, it should not be surprising that we are sent through a maze of names and journeys in this week’s parasha.

    The portion...

  • A Divine Voice

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    God spoke to me once when I was 12 years old. Although it happened years ago, I remember it as clearly as if it were today. Revelation is a tricky thing. I am reminded of the Midrash that when God gave the commandments at Mt. Sinai, God speaks to the Children of Israel in a divine...