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The Ever-Repeated Story (Bamidbar 5777)

Bamidbar takes up the story as we left it toward the end of Shemot The people had journeyed from Egypt to Mount Sinai There they received the Torah There they made the Golden Calf There they were forgiven after Moses’ passionate plea, and there they made the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, inaugurated on the first of Nissan, almost a year after the exodus Now, one month later, on the first day of the... Read more

Minority Rights (Behar & Bechukotai 5777)

One of the most striking features of the Torah is its emphasis on love of, and vigilance toward, the ger, the … Read more

The Duality of Jewish Time (Emor 5777)

Alongside the holiness of place and person is the holiness of time, something parshat Emor charts in its deceptively simple … Read more