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Parashat VaYechi, 2 January 2021

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT – DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN! The usual explanation for the connection between this week’s parashah and the haftarah is that two notable figures in our tradition are about to die. You might think that, on their ...

Posted on 21 December 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Parashat Miketz, 5781

This parasha must be one of the most food and drink-oriented of all the parashiyot, if not the most. Of course there is the overarching theme of the seven years of plenty followed by the seven years of famine. But over and ...

Posted on 17 December 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Parashat Bereishit, Shabbat 17 October 2020

Have you ever wondered how long Jews have been listening to the reading of the Torah? How about the scribe and priest Ezra? He read the scroll of the “Torah of Moses” on both days of Rosh HaShanah and every day of Succot to all the pe...

Posted on 15 October 2020, By Nahum Gordon