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The Trace of God (Noach 5778)

The story of the first eight chapters of Bereishit is tragic but simple: creation, followed by de-creation, followed by re-creation. God creates order. Humans then destroy that order, to the point where “the world was filled with violence,” and “all flesh had corrupted its way on earth.” God brings a flood that wipes away all life, until – with the exception of Noach, his family and other animals – the earth has returned to the state it was in at the beginning of Torah, when “the earth was waste and void, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Read more...

The Faith of God (Bereishit 5778)

In stately prose the Torah in its opening chapter describes the unfolding of the universe, the effortless creation of a … Read more

Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas – An Introduction to Covenant and Conversation 5778

What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A … Read more