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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Yitro with Rabbi Benjamin Samuels

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 29, 2016 | 1:47 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Benjamin Samuels, leader of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah of Newton, Massachusetts. Rabbi Samuels is the President of the Vaad Harabonim of Massachusetts and a member of its Beit Din. He is a Master Teacher at Maayan: Torah Study from the Sources, and...

  • Torah portion: We all stood at Sinai

    January 27, 2016 | 12:37 pm

    Bruchim habayim b’shem Adonai

    Blessed are those who come in God’s name

    You are ALL invited to a wedding …

    Judaism is based on the belief that all of the Jewish people — past, present and future — were present at the marriage of God and the children of Israel. We all stood at...

  • Torah portion: Balancing our priestly lives

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    February 4, 2015 | 11:00 am

    I have particular fondness for Parshat Yitro. While it contains some of the defining moments of Israelite religion — the revelation at Sinai, the giving of the Decalogue and the injunction that we should become “a kingdom of priests” — my delight is in the tale that precedes these...

  • What Is in a Name?

    January 19, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Who is wise? Where is wisdom? It is easy for us to answer simply and elegantly, “Wisdom is in the Torah.” Perfect! Because the Torah, in this week’s parasha, offers the wisdom that all of God’s creations, particularly our friends and neighbors, can be a source of great...