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Parashat Pinchas, Shabbat 11 July 2020/19 Tammuz 5780

God told Moses, “Behold, I give him (Pinchas) My covenant of peace and it will be a covenant of an everlasting priesthood to him and to his offspring after him….” [Num. 25:12-13].  Why did Pinchas deserve two divine gifts? We h...

Posted on 9 July 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Leadership Lessons from Moses

In Parashat Devarim, we meet the Israelites just as they arrive at their camp in Moab and are preparing to finally enter the land of Israel. After 40 years of wandering this is another one of those seminal moments in our history. Moses se...

Posted on 9 July 2020, By Niki Jackson
Distancing from Death Parashat Ḥukkat 5780/2020

            We distance ourselves from death, especially that of human beings. Not only is that our instinctive response, but the Torah warns us: “He who touches the corpse of any h...

Posted on 3 July 2020, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman