Toldot

Toldot

By: Mark Silverstein Genesis 25.19 to 28.9 November 21, 2020 Possibly the most amazing thing about this parsha is its timing. Like the hundred-year plague we’re experiencing now, the thirteenth month or certain people admitting they’re wrong, the stars must be perfectly aligned for a parsha to match the one we are currently discussing in Torah Study. Those of you…

Judaism need not be Partisan, but it must be Political- Rabbi Daniel Levine

Judaism need not be Partisan, but it must be Political- Rabbi Daniel Levine

By: Rabbi Daniel Levine If you ask a historian why the Second Jewish Commonwealth was destroyed in 70 CE they will tell you that an encroaching and superior Roman army wanted control of Jerusalem as a strategic center in their wider conquest of the area. Jewish tradition, however, tells of a different story. The Talmud tells of multiple Jewish sectarian…

MIXED FEELINGS ASIDE, WE PRAY: BLACK LIVES MATTER / MY TAKE ON BEHA’ALOTECHA

MIXED FEELINGS ASIDE, WE PRAY: BLACK LIVES MATTER / MY TAKE ON BEHA’ALOTECHA

Parashat Beha’alotcha Parashat Beha’alotecha describes a complex situation for Moses. At the end of the Torah Portion we read that the Israelites start to complain about food, being bored with the repetition, and they yearn for the variety of food flavors they had in Egypt, they miss Mitzrayim! Moses cries out to God saying – why should I deal with…