Torah Portion

Torah commentary provided weekly by the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.

The Complicated Matter of Reward and Punishment

0
The message of this week’s Torah portion, B’chukotai, is straightforward.

A Place of Choosing

0
This week’s parsha, Behar, places the Israelites, renewed from their freedom from Egyptian enslavement, at Mount Sinai.

Different Sides, Same Circle

0
When you are 5½-years-old, your half-birthday is a big event.

A Good Rebuke Brings Peace

0
Without a doubt, Kedoshim, our Torah portion for this Shabbat, is so full of wisdom and faith.

After? Getting Past, or Going Through

0
Is there really an “after” in this life?

Passover: Renewed and New Meanings

0
What do you remember most vividly about your earliest seder experience?

And On That Day You Will Tell Your Child …

0
Of all the great seder experiences I have had, the year that sticks in my mind is 2006.

The Warning of Shabbat HaGadol

0
We are approaching Pesach, and Jewish tradition marks the approach with a special Haftarah.

Torah Applies to Modern-day Circumstances

0
They used to come into my office when I handed the b’nai mitzvah students the Torah portion of Tazriah, and I could see disappointment.

Oh My God

0
There is nothing more horrific than losing a child.