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Lech Lecha and Our Connection to Israel

“That place alone is mine”, wrote an American poet, “not which belongs to me but to which I belong.” The idea of Eretz Yisrael, as home for the Jewish people and for individual Jews, as the place to which we belong, involves compl...

Posted on 9 November 2016, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
Lech Lecha

At the opening of this week’s parashah, Abraham, the nascent visionary and patriarch of the Israelites, is given the divine command to separate from all that is known and familiar. God declares, “Go forth from your land, your birthpla...

Posted on 9 November 2016, By Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is but a part of the price citizens pay to maintain the military. We may debate the size of the army, the propriety of its missions and even whether the forces should exist; regardless, a standing military exists and carri...

Posted on 2 November 2016, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny