We begin the next book of the Torah, Va Yikra ...
Holy Time, Holy Space, Holy Community
Rabbi Shelly Barnathan Parshat Vayakhel/Pekudei For several weeks now, the Torah has discussed the Mishkan — the portable sanctuary that the Israelites were instructed to create...
Beyond the Golden Calf: Normalizing Art in the Jewish Tradition
About 30 years ago, I was invited to participate in an interfaith Thanksgiving service.
YOU SHOULD KNOW…Rabbinical Student Stephanie Breitsman, Inspector of Torah Scrolls
God may have inspired the Torah, but the creator did not actually write the book. That was a human being. Stephanie Breitsman, 32, probably...
Dressing for the Occasion
When did “clothes make the man” come into our vocabulary ...
Is Josh Shapiro’s Rejection of the Death Penalty in Line with Jewish Law?
About two weeks ago, on the Sabbath that began on Feb. 17 and ended on Feb. 18, religious Jews read Parshat Mishpatim. The Torah...
Nadiv Lev: Offerings of the Heart
Immediately upon breaking free from oppression
In last week’s Torah portion, Moses’ father-in-law Jethro was awestruck by Moses’ busy schedule.
State of the Keystone
Among many lessons, this week’s Parshah Yitro ...
Step Toward the Promise of a Better Tomorrow
Have you ever felt like you’re between a rock and hard place?