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  • Fishing Alaska - from Les Rosenthal
  • Foul Mixtures and Fools - Sotah Drash by Stan Satz Naso: Numbers 4:21-7:89   Numbers 5:11-31 contains the distasteful sotah ritual instigated by a husband who is convinced, even though there are no witnesses, that […]
  • Written Torah, Oral Torah, and Atonement - Behar–Bechukotai בְּהַר-בְּחֻקֹּתַי Drash by Daniel Koster Blessed were the Israelites in the time of Moses, for they knew the danger. The procedure for sacrifice is to place the offering on the […]
  • Torah Leyning Class - May 23, 2023 The sweet, mellifluous sounds of Torah chanted by the children of Israel are no longer bound by time and space; no longer to be heard only on […]
  • Tazria and Tzaraʻat - Parshat Tazria Drash by Alexander Fellman Good Shabbos, all. I’d like to start, as is my custom, with a little story: There is a council of Rabbis meeting, discussing a […]
  • Seder Symphony - via Arnie Warshawsky
  • Civil War Seder - From Mark Gottdiener, PhD When I taught my course on “American Jews” I often asked– “Can you imagine Jews fighting and killing each other during a war?” They couldn’t. Civil […]
  • Dancing to Praise God - Haftorah Commentary for Sh’mini by Stan Satz In the Torah, the most familiar example of dancing to praise God is found in Exodus Chapter 15 verse 20: Miriam, the sister […]
  • New Members for the Sof Board - On Sunday, March 19, the Sof Board met and appointed some new members for the congregational year. The new members of the board are listed below. Carrie Dibrell – Welcome […]
  • Eternal Flame and Sacrifice - Tetzaveh Drash by Daniel Koster Why does God want all this? This week, God instructs the Israelites to maintain  an eternal oil lamp, to construct extremely intricate (that is, expensive) […]
  • Justice and Mercy - Parsha Bo drash by Stan Satz Parasha Bo (Chapter 10 through the 16th verse of Chapter 13) I was in graduate school at Kent State University in the iconoclastic early […]
  • The Bones of Joseph - Vayehi Drash by Howard Streicher The different themes to pursue in Parsha Vayehi (“And he lived”) give us the opportunity for integrating the past into the present.  Yet, accepting the […]
  • The Rest is Commentary - Vayera Drash by Alexander Fellman וַיְחַזֵּ֤ק יְהוָה֙ אֶת־לֵ֣ב פַּרְעֹ֔ה But Hashem hardened pharaoh’s heart.   There is a concept among Christians called the unforgivable sin, the sin that God will […]
  • The Blessings of Yaʻakov - Toldot Drash By Alexander Fellman There’s a story I like. A Jew was found on a deserted island. He’d made quite a time of his prison there, building himself a […]
  • Divine Justice & Free Will - Reʻeh Drash by Howard Streicher Reʻeh, “see,” is the longest parsha with the most words in the book of words (Devarim) 7442 letters, 1932 Hebrew words.  To begin the parsha, God […]