Rock the Vote!

By Karen Rosenberg | September 2, 2020

Voting is one of the most important civic actions you can do.  It determines a lot about how our lives will be affected over the next four years.  Have a…

9 Elul 5780

By templenj | August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020 This week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) has the largest number of commandments found in a weekly portion – 72 mitzvot (commandments). One of them reads, “When you build a…

2 Elul 5780

By templenj | August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020 This week’s Torah portion, Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9), records that before going out to battle, the Israelite troops would gather together to hear from their leaders. The generals would give…

25 Av 5780

By templenj | August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020  Moses, having  restating the details of the covenant and its broad guiding principles, now turns to the details, which occupy the greater part of the book of…

18 Av 5780

By templenj | August 7, 2020

Parshat Eikev

11 Av 5780

By templenj | July 31, 2020

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…

4 Av 5780

By templenj | July 24, 2020

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…

26 Tammuz 5780

By templenj | July 17, 2020

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…

19 Tammuz 5780

By templenj | July 10, 2020

Parshat Pinchas

12 Tammuz 5780

By templenj | July 3, 2020

Chukat Balak

5 Tammuz 5780

By templenj | June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 The rebellion of Korach and his allies is recounted in this week’s Torah reading (Numbers 16:1-18:32). The story is fantastical in its depiction of the miraculous way that the…

28 Sivan 5780

By templenj | June 19, 2020

Parshat Shelach Lecha