Weekly Parsha

  • TETZAVEH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY AYELET PERSEY – (in memory of her mother Debra Persey)

    At the end of the … Read more

  • TERUMAH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK – Terumah: Desert log-in

    Terumah describes the construction of the Mishkan or … Read more

  • MISHPATIM: ‘Na’aseh ve-nishma’

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOSH CAPLIN

    In last week’s Sedrah, Yitro, when G-d bids Moses to inform B’nei Yisrael … Read more

  • YITRO

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOE BLOOMBERG

    Lo tachmod (“do not covet”), the last of the Asseret HaDibrot, immediately follows … Read more

  • BESHALACH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BERND KOSCHLAND – (SHABBAT SHIRA): Friend or foe?

    Pharaoh was told that “the people had … Read more

  • VA’ERA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY PERRY BURNS The ‘magic’ of Va’era

    Sticks to snakes: Water to blood: frogs from nowhere.… Read more

  • SHEMOT

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY KENNETH BRAND

    We learn from the Midrash that one reason why the Jewish people were … Read more

  • VAYECHI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY STUART ROSENBERG  (in celebration of his daughter Adina’s Bat Mitzvah)

    Jacob had asked his son … Read more

  • VAYIGASH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ELI NUSSBAUM – “WHY WORRY?” (on the Yahrzeit of his mother Anna Nussbaum – Chedvah

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  • MIKKETZ (SHABBAT CHANUKAH)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BENJAMIN SILVERBLATT, on the occasion of his Aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Shoshi Goldstein.

    In … Read more

  • VAYESHEV

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY SAM LYONS: What’s wrong with telling tales?

    The Torah relates that Joseph the youth told … Read more

  • VAYISHLACH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK  (based on a thought from his father,Dayan Binstock)

    “And/ Jacob set up … Read more

  • CHAYE SARA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI PINI DUNNER, BEVERLY HILLS SYNAGOGUE (on the Bar Mitzvah of his nephew, Gabriel Van

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  • VAYERA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI SHAUL ROBINSON, LINCOLN SQUARE SYNAGOGUE, NEW YORK (on the 100th birthday of his uncle

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  • LECH LECHA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY GRAHAM SUMMERS

    Rashi, discussing G-d’s command to Abraham at the start of today’s Sedrah (Bereishit … Read more

  • YOM KIPPUR

    REFLECTIONS BY RABBI MS GINSBURY

    Yom Kippur is the only fast in the Jewish calendar that can be … Read more

  • NITZAVIM/VAYELECH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK – WHERE IS THE TORAH?

    “It is not in heaven” [Devarim 30:12] … Read more

  • KI TAVO

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY DAVID & JOSHUA PEARL

    Moses instructs the Jewish people (Devarim 27:8) to erect large monoliths … Read more

  • KI TETZE

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RICHARD HERMAN

    (to mark the 1st Yahrzeit of his father Roy Herman, the Bar Mitzvah … Read more

  • SHOFTIM

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY SARA MOLEMAN (on the occasion of Sara & Jason’s 1st Wedding Anniversary, Rosh Chodesh Ellul)

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  • RE’EH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY SHELLEY & NATALIA BERKE (on the occasion of Elliot’s Bar Mitzvah)

    Re’eh starts with the … Read more

  • EKEV

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY DAVID COWAN

    Moses tells B’nei Yisrael that they will live a fulfilled and prosperous life … Read more

  • VA’ETCHANAN (SHABBAT NACHAMU)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BERND KOSCHLAND

    Keriat HaTorah (leining) requires meticulous knowledge and preparation. The stress must be on … Read more

  • DEVARIM (SHABBAT CHAZON)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY MARC MEYER

    In fixing the Jewish calendar (intercalation of leap year and splitting of Torah … Read more

  • MASSEI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI MS GINSBURY

    Towards the end of today’s Sedrah (Bamidbar 35; 9-28) we read how … Read more