VaEtchanan: Until His Final Breath

VaEtchanan: Until His Final Breath

Photo Credit: flickr.com/photos/maltin75/6278446183 “Observe God’s laws and commandments, which I enjoin upon you this day, that it may go well with you and your children after you, and that you may long remain in the land that the LORD your God is assigning to you...
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...
Beshallach: A Journey Through The Sea And Life

Beshallach: A Journey Through The Sea And Life

The Waters Are Divided (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot) Beshallach: A Journey Through The Sea And Life Rabbi Judith B. Edelstein, D.Min., BCC Beshallach (“When he let go”) refers to Pharaoh’s sending out the enslaved Israelites from Egypt. This parashah...
Shemot: And God Said, “Hineni”

Shemot: And God Said, “Hineni”

Photo credit: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/wNYxw Shemot: And God Said, “Hineni” By Cantor Lois Kittner I believe in miracles, and I believe in God, but the accepted translations and interpretations of common scenes in the Torah had made it...
Nitzavim: What Difference Will We Make?

Nitzavim: What Difference Will We Make?

In this week’s Torah reading, Nitzavim, Moses speaks to the assembled Israelies, nitzavim hayom kul’chem lifnay Ado-nai elo-haychem… l’ov-r’kha biv’rit Ado-nai elo-hecha “standing here today, together, in front of the Lord your God, to enter into the covenant with the...

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