February 21, 2017
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Yom Teruah Stop Sign

by Rabbi David Friedman, Jerusalem   So it’s Rosh HaShana 5777; more properly “Yom Teruah” (Day of the Shofar Blasting) 5777. Rosh Hashana is like a big, yearly, red stop sign that you might see at the top of a steep hill. And what do you do after you stop at a stop sign? You […]

Is God’s Love Conditional?

Parashat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 by Jared Eaton, Simchat Yisrael, West Haven, CT   Today’s parasha, Ki Tavo, details some of the promises that God makes to the children of Israel as they prepare to enter the Promised Land. But before we discuss that, I’d like for us to think about the relationship between God […]

Making Sense of the “Texts of Terror”

Parashat Ki Tetse, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 by Rabbi Paul L. Saal If we are to be perfectly honest, much of the law codes reorganized and restated in the book of Devarim seem oddly archaic, highly impractical, and at times, even disturbingly unethical! This week’s parasha, Ki Tetse is chock full of very specific ordinances and stipulations […]

DIY & Sinai

Parashat Shof’tim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Rabbi Russ Resnik He, our Lord, will yet remember for us the love of [Abraham] the steadfast one. And for [Isaac] the son who was bound, He will still the enmity against us, and for the merit of [Jacob] the innocent man, He will bring today our judgment out to the […]
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