Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

EKEV, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
I don't usually watch a lot of TV, but this summer I find myself glued to the Tour de France bike race and the Olympics. Watching bikers and sprinters and pole jumpers move through the air at the speed of light, I can sometimes feel a little pathetic as I sit stationary on my couch. However, Ekev, our portion this...
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Zoe Cohen and Ken Rosso are due to have their second child in September, and if it's a boy, they're already set on not circumcising him. The West Philly couple made the same decision three years ago when their son was born, and they have no regrets. As far as they're concerned, she says, honoring an ancient ritual isn't worth...
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VAET'HANAN, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
By:
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
In this week's Torah portion, we read how Moses fervently prayed that he be granted the privilege of entering the Promised Land. "Oh Lord ... let me go over, I pray Thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan ... but the Lord was wroth with me ... and hearkened not unto me; and the Lord said...
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By:
Rabbi Yonah Gross
Tisha B'Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, will be observed beginning Saturday night, July 28. The day is synonymous with great disasters in Jewish history, especially when both the first and second Temples were destroyed. After the time of the Mishnah, many other calamities coincided with this day, including the Jewish expulsion from Spain in 1492, the...
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MATOT-MASEI, Numbers 30:2-36:13
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
The book of Numbers opened with a list of the heads of the tribes of Israel and with the preparations for the journey toward the land of Israel. Here it ends with the portion Masei, recounting the journeys or marches that the Israelites have just completed. This is a more narrative list than the first. The starting point of each...
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