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The Spies Who Condemned Us to 40 Years in the Desert – Sh’lach
Who were Moses’ spies and why were they so bad at their job?
Did Moses Give God a Command?! – Beha’alotecha
Our journeys through life may result in reaching various destinations, but they are incomplete if we don’t call out to God along the way. Here’s why… Table for Five: Beha’alotecha Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist So it was, …
The Waters of the Sotah – Nasso
The suspected adulteress undergoes a trial with a hidden dimension.
What Did Ezekiel See? – Shavuot Special Issue
Words fall short in capturing prophecy, but mystical poetry may help…
When Jews Gathered By Their Flags – Bamidbar
Jewish identity can and must be simultaneously national, tribal, and familial.
Give It A Rest – Behar-Bechukotai
Lest we think security springs from our hard work alone…
When No Answer Is The Only Answer – Shemini
Aaron lost two sons and God did not explain why.
Stiff-Necked and Proud of It! – Passover Shabbat
Did God forgive the the sin of the Jewish people despite our stiff-neckedness or because of it?
The Wicked Son and Passover
Nobody like to be called the wicked son on Passover. Is the label ever deserved?
The Simplest Offering Was Not So Simple – Vayikra
Bringing an offering to the Temple was within the means of even the poorest people, but bringing it correctly required attentiveness.
Keep Shabbos or Else! – Vayakhel
Shabbos is so beautiful and peaceful. Does it need a death penalty to be enforced?
The Moment When All Were Equal – Ki Tisa
Every Jew was required to give a half-shekel, no more, no less. Why?