Cookies on
this website

This website uses cookies, some of which have already been set as they are essential to the site's operation. You may delete and block all cookies, but parts of the site will then not function.

I accept cookies from this site Allow Cookies


Reflections – Beshalach

Parshat Beshalach always falls on the Shabbat before Tu b’shvat — the new year for the trees. In fact, a tree figures prominently in this week’s parsha. The first place that the children of Israel reach after leaving Egypt is Ma...

Posted on 30 January 2015, By Masorti Judaism
Reflections – Bo

In the midst of recounting the horrifying last three plagues in Egypt, God tells Moses and Aaron: “This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.” (Exodus 12...

Posted on 23 January 2015, By Rabbi Melissa Crespy
Reflections – Vaera

Parashat Vaera opens dramatically with God’s stirring proclamation to Moses: “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai , but I did not make myself known to them by my name Adonai . I also establishe...

Posted on 16 January 2015, By Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz