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August 17, 2017 — Re’eh

This week’s parashah is called “Re’eh”.  You will find it in the Book of Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17.  This section continues with Moses’ great summation speech emphasizing the fact that we all live with the potential for bringing both blessings and curses into our lives. The section begins with a strange Hebrew grammatical phrase “Re’eh, Anochi noten… View Article

August 10, 2017 — Ekev

This week’s section is called “Ekev.”  You will find it in the Book of Deuteronomy 6:12-11:25.  Like much of Deuteronomy, this week’s parashah teaches its lessons by means of farewell speeches. Moses continues his review of Israel’s history, emphasizing the rights of the people to the land, and their need to love the stranger.  Deep within the… View Article

August 3, 2017 — Tishah b’Av

We read this week’s Torah portion soon after we mark the saddest of days, Tishah b’Av.  Now, however the tone changes from one of self-deprecation to self-determination.  Called “VaEtchanan” (I beseeched You) and found in Book of Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11, the section reminds us that control of one’s life narrative is, just like the flowing of… View Article