Ekev: Standing on their Shoulders

Ekev: Standing on their Shoulders

  Credit: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buff_Bill’s_Circus Parashat Ekev Rabbi Arnie Samlan Ekev, the third reading in the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), is a continuation of Moses’ farewell address to the Israelite nation poised to enter the Promised...
VaEtchanan: Rav Lach, It Is Enough For You

VaEtchanan: Rav Lach, It Is Enough For You

Photo by Rabbi Susan Elkodsi Va’Etchanan: Rav Lach, It is enough for you Rabbi Janet Madden, Ph.D Parshat Va’Etchanan opens with Moshe’s recounting to the new generation of Israelites that he pleaded with the Holy One to allow him to enter the Land of Israel. He...
Massei: The Journals of the Journeys

Massei: The Journals of the Journeys

Parashat Massei: The Journal of the Journeys Rabbi Ron Isaacs In 1960 I spent the summer at Camp Ramah in Canada. Advertised as a Hebrew-speaking camp, it was my first summer away from home. I decided to document my 8-week summer by keeping a diary which I still have...
Shelach Lecha: Scouting Out Our Futures

Shelach Lecha: Scouting Out Our Futures

Photo Credit: Flickr.com/photos/cpasqueretta/9487584047 Shelach Lecha: Scouting Out Our Futures by Rabbi Laura Geller Parashat Shelach Lecha begins at a moment of transition. The people have come to the edge of Canaan, the Promised Land. God tells Moses to send 12...
Behar-Bekhukotai: Seven and Fifty

Behar-Bekhukotai: Seven and Fifty

birthday cake with 5-0 candles from zen imagery on Flickr, 7 candle from a package Behar-Bekhukotai: Seven and Fifty by Chaplain Barry E. Pitegoff, BCC           Rabbi Elkodsi frames this book as “But Who’s Counting?” My professor of Gerontology taught that counting...

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