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August 1, 2019 -Matot y Ma’asey

Traveling through the desert ______________________________________________________________________________________________ This week we conclude the Bible’s fourth book by studying a double Torah portion: Matot and Ma’asey (Numbers 30:2-36:13). These two sections bring the Bible’s fourth book, the Book of Numbers (in Hebrew, Sefer BaMidbar or the Book in the Desert) to its conclusion. The two sections not only act… View Article

July 25, 2019 – Parashat Balak/ Pinchas

Due to another heavy travel schedule I have missed writing about a number of weekly sections. For this reason I combine two sections that are traditionally not placed together. The first section to be examined is from last week. It is called Parashat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9). It is one of the Bible’s more famous sections…. View Article

July 4, 2019 – President Washington’s Letter to Jewish Community of Newport Rhode Island

On Independence Day it behooves us to reread President Washington’s letter to the Jewish Community of Newport Rhode Island, written soon after the nation was liberated from British Tyranny. The letter appears below and stands as a symbol of religious liberty. Gentlemen: While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem,… View Article