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The Divided Sea: Natural or Supernatural? (Beshalach 5779)

  The splitting of the Reed Sea is engraved in Jewish memory We recite it daily during the morning service, at the transition from the Verses of Praise to the beginning of communal prayer We speak of it again after the Shema, just before the Amidah It was the supreme miracle of the exodus But in what sense If we listen carefully to the narratives, we can distinguish two... Read more

Against Their Gods (Bo 5779)

The ninth plague ā€“ darkness ā€“ comes shrouded in a darkness of its own. What is this plague doing here? … Read more

The God Who Acts in History (Vaera 5779)

  The Israelites were at their lowest ebb. They had been enslaved. A decree had been issued that every male … Read more