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...
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...
Ki Tissa: Aging and Reconciliation

Ki Tissa: Aging and Reconciliation

Image Credit: circunda-tederosas.blogspot Ki Tissa: Aging and Reconciliation by Anita Silvert “When the people saw that Moses was so long coming down from the mountain, the people gathered against Aaron and said to him, ‘Come, make us a god who shall go before us, for...

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