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Freedom and justice for all

Freedom and justice for all

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Parshat Devarim, Deutoronomy 1:1-3:22

Where the streets have no names

Where the streets have no names

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Parshat Matot-Masei

The value of consistent service

The value of consistent service

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What is the essence of Jewish service? A famous midrash (found in the introduction to the aggadic compilation Ein Yaakov) asks: “What is the m…

Prince William lays wreath at Yad Vashem

Prince William lays wreath at Yad Vashem

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The United Kingdom’s Prince William laid a wreath at the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance on Tuesday, signing the guestbook during his first off…

The secret to happiness

The secret to happiness

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Parshat Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9

The sanctity of change

The sanctity of change

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"To whom shall I turn when the clouds of the present eclipse the rays of tomorrow?... I enter the sanctuary, again, to await the echo of your …

The pitfalls of anger

The pitfalls of anger

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Parshat Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32

Hearts open, eyes clear

Hearts open, eyes clear

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Parshat Sh’lach Lecha, Numbers 13:2

When we succeed, we must humble ourselves before God

When we succeed, we must humble ourselves before God

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Parshat Beha’alotcha, Numbers 8:1–12:16

Enjoying the pleasures of this world

Enjoying the pleasures of this world

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Parshat Naso, Numbers 4:21–7:89

The three ingredients in Torah study and life

The three ingredients in Torah study and life

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Parshat Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1–4:20

Geologists of the soul

Geologists of the soul

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Parshats Behar-Bechukotai; Leviticus 25:1–26:2, Leviticus 26:3–27:34

Disconnecting electronically and connecting to G-d

Disconnecting electronically and connecting to G-d

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Parshat Emor, Leviticus 21:1–24:23

Our labors do not give us ownership of the natural world

Our labors do not give us ownership of the natural world

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Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1-20:27

Tending to our physical and spiritual health

Tending to our physical and spiritual health

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Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1–15:33

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

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Parshat Shemini, Leviticus 9:1–11:47

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

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Passover

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

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Passover

A garnish takes center stage

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So, everyone who’s ever purchased a bundle or three of parsley for Pesach and then still seemed to have a bundle or three of parsley left when…

Passing over bread at breakfast

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While I love Passover, I find breakfast the most challenging meal during the holiday of unleavened bread. Removing foods made with flour and g…