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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Shoftim with Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 21, 2015 | 12:57 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Senior Rabbi of the Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney. Rabbi Kamins received his BA in English Literature from Stanford University and his JD from Boalt Hall School of Law, practicing law in Los Angeles briefly before beginning rabbinic...

  • Torah portion: Justice and mercy

    August 19, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Judaism understands both mercy and justice to be divine attributes, and yet these two traits stand in direct contradiction. To be merciful requires a suspension of what justice demands. To be just requires a suspension of the compassion that leads to mercy.

    On the High Holy Days,...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Shoftim with Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 29, 2014 | 3:47 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, rabbi of the Temple Beth El congregation in Stamford, CT. Rabbi Hammerman was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983 after receiving a Master’s degree in journalism from N.Y.U. and a B.A. from Brown University. The leader...

  • Torah portion: Law and order Jewish style

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    August 27, 2014 | 10:13 am

    The first sentence of this week’s Torah portion says it all: “Judges and [law-enforcement] officers shall you establish for [yourselves] within all your borders.” Judges to interpret and oversee righteous application of the law. Law-enforcement officers — cops — to keep the peace...

  • Justice, Justice for All

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so...