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Vaera

At one point in our parashah God instructs Moses, “Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is coming out to the water” – i.e., the Nile. The commentator Rashi quotes a midrash on this verse which goes as follows: “He is coming out to t...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
About Time

The calendar that hangs in my parents’ kitchen counts time according to two different measures. The Gregorian (secular) calendar sits alongside the Hebrew calendar. It’s how I know that this Shabbat is the 21st of Tevet. I checked thi...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Amos Schonfield
Shemot

Sefer Yetziyat Mitzrayim – the Book of the Exodus from Egypt – begins with the listing of the names of Jacob and his progeny, seventy of them, who were refugees from the oppression.  How can we not throw up our hands in horror as we ...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett