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Parashat Chayyei Sarah – Shabbat, 14 November 2020

Twelve pre-Barmitzvah boys were spending their early Wednesday evenings discussing Bible stories with me.  We had reached the Akedah. They had plenty of great questions:  Q1: Why did God want to test Abraham?&nbs...

Posted on 9 November 2020, By Nahum Gordon
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
Parashat Shoftim (Devarim 17: 14-20)

14 When you will come to the land that YHWH, your God, is giving you and possess it and dwell in it, and you will say, “I shall place a king over me like all the nations that surround me,” 15 you will surely place a kin...

Posted on 18 August 2020, By Nahum Gordon