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The opening words of B’reishit are exhilarating. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Each day, as God creates the world and everything in it, we are told that it is good. On the sixth day, when God creat...

Posted on 8 October 2017, By Mychal Springer
Bereshit By Jonny Freedman

There is a lovely rhythm to the start of the Torah chanting this week as we resume our annual cycle of readings, after the conclusion of the High Holydays. At the end of each day’s creation, barring the second, the same formula is used,...

Posted on 8 October 2017, By Jonny Freedman

It all fits perfectly.  God sends a sign and a rainbow, and in so doing creates a new world.  It sounds familiar, but this paraphrase is not based on the story of Noah.  It is based on today’s haftarah. We have no record of how t...

Posted on 8 October 2017, By Andrew Levy