Jewish Journal

  • Torah portion: Building a community on individual effort

    by Rabbi Michael Barclay

    March 11, 2015 | 11:11 am

    “Do not regard anyone with contempt, and do not reject anything, for there is no man who does not have his hour and nothing which does not have its...

  • Torah Portion: Hiding our faces

    by Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik

    March 4, 2015 | 10:51 am

    On Mount Sinai, Moses begs God, “Oh, let me behold Your Presence” (Exodus 33:18), and God agrees to allow God’s goodness to pass before Moses. God...

  • Torah portion: Blessings in disguise

    by Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    February 25, 2015 | 10:05 am

    My mother, z”l, measured her great success in the women’s clothing business by the number of women who liked the clothes she chose for them. When I was...

  • Torah portion: Fair and square

    by Rabbi Yehuda Hausman

    February 18, 2015 | 10:48 am

    A cube is a geometric shape composed of six identical squares. If the cube is hollow, these squares create an inner space, identical in length, width...

  • Torah portion: Learning Torah through the kid with special needs

    by Rabbi Paul Kipnes

    February 11, 2015 | 11:26 am

    The chiddush, that elusive new piece of wisdom that brings insight to my week, often comes from my students. With fresh eyes and hearts open to the...

  • 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...

  • Torah portion: Preserve freedom by remembering slavery

    by Joshua Holo

    January 28, 2015 | 11:09 am

    Finally, after two consecutive weeks of cliffhangers, B’shalach, the heart of the Exodus tale, tantalizes us with what appears to be a complete story....

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