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Shabbat HaChodesh

This Shabbat is the last of the four special Shabbatot which started with Shabbat Shekalim. On each of these Shabbatot, our Maftir comes from a second Sefer Torah, and there is a spec...

Posted on 20 March 2020, By Rabbi Amanda Golby
On Tu Be’Shevat

For two millennia Judaism has had its own Arbor Day, Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees.I don’t know when the love of trees begins, when you first kick the piled autumn leaves and watch in delight as they scatter, when you coll...

Posted on 10 February 2020, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Chayei Sara

Our tradition considers that every letter and word in the Torah has something to teach us. For example, there are two short phrases in this week’s Sidra that the rabbis expanded into two laws relating to Jewish marriage: namely, that a ...

Posted on 2 December 2019, By Janine Stein