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  • 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...

  • Before and after

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    While studying this Torah portion several years ago, I enjoyed one of those peculiar delights vouchsafed to those who learn to study great Jewish texts in the Hebrew original -- the discovery a great mistranslation. The concept is "ein mukdam u'm'uchar ba'Torah" -- usually...