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Reflections: Beshalach

It is my habit to try and tease out the lost, forgotten and hidden stories and voices of women in the tradition. Despite that it has always been a source of disquiet to me that Miriam should be hailed as prophet and given such prominence....

Posted on 26 January 2013, By Georgia Kaufmann
Reflections: Bo

This week’s Torah portion, “Bo”, delineates the last three plagues brought upon the Egyptians and the final stages of preparation for bnei yisrael before the exodus from Egypt, the land of slavery and oppression. On the surface leve...

Posted on 19 January 2013, By Rabbi Stuart Altshuler
Reflections: Vaera

Was there something special about Abraham, which caused God to pluck him from obscurity and to enter into an eternal covenant with him? Our tradition offers many different responses to this question. “For I know him (Ki Y’dativ), that...

Posted on 12 January 2013, By Rabbi Joel Levy