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Ekev 5762

by Hadar Schwartz Parashat Ekev is filled with laws from God and the consequences for not observing those laws. In the middle of these laws, God speaks of Eretz Israel. God tells B’nai Yisrael that they must thank God for all of the...

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Ekev 5769

by Judah Ari Kerbel August 8, 2009/18 Menachem Av 5769 From the popular song by Woody Guthrie: “This land is your land, this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me” I...

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Va’ethanan 5762

by Joshua Rabin “Comfort, oh comfort My people, says your God, speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and declare to her that her term of service is over, that her iniquity is expiated; for she has received at the hand of the Lord double for...

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Va’ethanan 5769

by Alex Krule August 1, 2009/11 Menahem Av 5769 This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Va’etchanan! Va’etchanan is a very interesting portion, beginning with God instructing Moshe to climb Mt. Nivo. God tells Moshe that he can look at Cana’an, but he can never enter...

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Devarim 5762

by Jennifer Krueger In Parshat D'varim, the Jews have been traveling through the dessert for a while and are almost ready to enter the land of Israel. They have multiplied and increased and Moshe decides that he can no longer lead them alone. He says,...

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Devarim 5769

by Joshua Seed July 25, 2009/4 Menahem Av 5769 This week we begin reading the last of five books of the Torah with Parashat Devarim. One of the important messages presented within this parashah is the need for equality before the law. The verse reads, “I commanded your...

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Devarim 5770

by Scott Greenberg “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.” These words were said by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939, in...

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Mattot/Ma’asei 5769

by Arielle Beer July 18, 2009/26 Tammuz 5769 This double parsha takes place at the end of the book of Bamidbar. We are heading towards the end of the journey to the Promise Land and an incident comes up that teaches us about solving a...

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Mattot/Ma’asei 5770

by Jake Winn “BUT WE’RE ANDY’S TOYS!” our small, cowboy friend proclaimed in the best movie of the summer (and potentially ever!). Yes, Woody is referring to a promise he and his friends made to their pal Andy, and a promise that they...

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Pinchas 5762

by Aron Cohen Parshat Pinchas opens with the discussion of Pinchas's award, God's blessing of peace upon him and his family, for his zealous actions. Last week, we read that Pinchas took initiative by killing an Isralite having sex with a Mideanite in the tent...

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