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February 19, 2018 – Trumah & Titzaveh

Due to a heavy travel schedule this week we will discuss the parashah for this Sabbath, “Trumah” (Exodus 25:1-27:25) February 16th, and next week’s portion called Titzaveh (Exodus 27:26-30:10). Although each of these parashiyot (plural of parashah) has its own specific theme, if we read them carefully we will note that there are several factors… View Article

February 8, 2018 – Mishpatim

Last week we studied Parashat Yitro. It is in that parashah that we read about the giving of the Ten Commandments.  This week we turn to Parashat Mishpatim. If we see the Ten Commandments as the theory of law, then this week’s parashah is the text’s first attempt to fill out the law.   From this… View Article

February 2, 2018 – Yitro

This week we turn to one of the great Biblical masterpieces, a work that provides great insights into both political science.  As a vignette, it stands alone as a literary masterpiece, and as part of the Exodus story, it takes us from the historical narrative to the philosophical and profound. You will find Parashat Yitro… View Article