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Reflections - Beshalach

Parshat Beshalach always falls on the Shabbat before Tu b’shvat -- the new year for the trees. In fact, a tree figures prominently in this week’s parsha. The first place that the children of Israel reach after leaving Egypt is...

Posted on 30 January 2015, By Rabbi Paul Arberman
Reflections - Bo

In the midst of recounting the horrifying last three plagues in Egypt, God tells Moses and Aaron: "This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you."...

Posted on 23 January 2015, By Rabbi Melissa Crespy
Reflections - Vaera

Parashat Vaera opens dramatically with God's stirring proclamation to Moses: "I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai , but I did not make myself known to them by my name Adonai . I also...

Posted on 16 January 2015, By Rabbi Matt Berkowitz

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