Torah Portion

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

Making the Past Relevant Today

It happens every year.

When Words Aren’t Sufficient

What does it mean to live a life of holiness in a sacred community?

Lead or Get Out of the Way

Jewish leadership is hard business.

Answering God’s Call

Vayikra is a strange Torah portion. ...

The Choshen Ones

Shakespeare wrote in “Hamlet,” “The apparel oft proclaims the man” ...

Kindling an Eternal Light

Last week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, featured the golden calf disaster:

Parshat Ki Tissa: A Different Perspective

For me, the beauty of Jewish scholarly tradition is its emphasis on constantly examining ...

What Are Our Gifts?

This week’s Torah parshah, Terumah, tells about the building of the mishkan, the tabernacle in the wilderness.

Reconsidering the Idea of an Eye for an Eye

"An Eye for an Eye will only make the whole world blind.”

Dispatches From the Field: My Encounter With Moshe and Yitro

I recently had the good fortune to sit down with the esteemed and beloved Moshe ...