Scapegoating and Sacred Self-A...

Apr 28, 2020 by

This week’s double Torah portion, Acharei Mot/K’doshim, contains two familiar narratives. The first is the ritual of the Scapegoat—on...

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Responding to and Healing from...

Apr 23, 2020 by

In days of old, when a person came down with scaly skin, weird baldness, and strange discharge, he or she went to Aharon or one of...

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Confronting Our Fears through ...

Apr 22, 2020 by

This week’s Torah portion, Tazria and M’tzora is difficult. It also has a reputation for inspiring fear and dread of any bar or bat...

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What Tazria and M’tzora Can Te...

Apr 21, 2020 by

What is the real purpose of leadership? In ancient Israel, as in many of the ancient cultures, there were two leadership segments,...

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Lessons from Jonah in a Time o...

Apr 6, 2020 by

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the author of  The Book of Jonah: A Social Justice Commentary, available for pre-order from the...

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The Salted Offering: GriefR...

Mar 25, 2020 by

Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi wrote this piece to share with colleagues in the Hillel world (and beyond) via Hillel International’s...

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Baltimore Beit Midrash: Learni...

Jan 24, 2020 by

I look forward to the CCAR Convention each year. There are many different facets that I enjoy, including the opportunity to...

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We Are Witnesses – Paras...

Jan 7, 2020 by

The following is a d’var Torah on the Parashat Va-y’chi given by Meir Bargeron at the 74th annual convention of the Pacific...

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