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New Consolation: Conservative/Masorti Judaism faces forward

Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai, great sage of his generation, was once walking with his disciple, Rabbi Joshua, near Jerusalem after the destruction of the Holy Temple. Rabbi Joshua looked at the temple ruins and said, “Alas for us the ...

Posted on 16 December 2015, By Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson
Vayigash

When does slavery in Egypt begin? You might assume not until the events of Parashat Shemot. Yet today’s sedrah recounts that slavery began much earlier – and Joseph was the instigator. As we read last week, Joseph becomes vizier after...

Posted on 16 December 2015, By Simon Gordon