11 Av 5780

July 31, 2020 One of the more fascinating narratives in the Torah is the one surrounding the fate of Moses and his passionate effort to gain entry into the Promised Land. In last week’s Torah portion, he seemed to imply that the episode of the spies doomed him to the same fate as the entire…

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4 Av 5780

July 24,2020 Concerned parents often ask me: What does Judaism say about education for those who need more help in learning? For thousands of years, Judaism has been very clear in understanding that different people learn in different ways, that many have trouble learning. I want to take one major example of how Judaism thinks…

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26 Tammuz 5780

July 17, 2020 This week we read the final double portion in the Book of Numbers – Matot -Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13). During the later part of Numbers we read about a lot of deaths. We read about the death of rebels. We read about the death of Aaron.  We read about the death of Miriam. And, as…

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