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The Story We Tell (Bo 5778)

  It remains one of the most counterintuitive passages in all of religious literature Moses is addressing the Israelites just days before their release They have been exiles for 210 years After an initial period of affluence and ease, they have been oppressed, enslaved, and their male children killed in an act of slow genocide Now, after signs and wonders and a series of plagues that have... Read more

Freewill: Use It or Lose It (Va’era 5778)

In parshat Va’era we read for the first time, not of Pharaoh hardening his heart but of God doing so: … Read more

God Loves Those Who Argue (Shemot 5778)

I have become increasingly concerned about the assault on free speech taking place throughout the West, particularly in university campuses.[1] … Read more