D'vrei Torah

Noah: (Genesis 6:9-11:32). Surviving the “Flood” of Caregiving

Parshah Noah remains one of the most famous of all Torah. The account of the flood, the dove and the rainbow, the disturbing account of Noah’s sons, the Tower of Babel; what a portion!!!  Commentators [Read more…]

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B’reisheet: (Genesis 1:1-6:8) To Begin Again Is To Renew and Reinvent Our “Self”

And so we begin again. Our portion opens the door to the new. There is not a chapter in B’resheet that does not contain a myriad of issues; from the two stories of creation to the [Read more…]

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SOM Pod: Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, on #SukkotForClimateHealing

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia, discusses how the Jewish harvest festival Sukkot can be a model for teaching about Climate Change and healing the earth. [Read more…]

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Shabbat For Sukkot: “And All Streams Flow Into The Sea”

Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) is read during Sukkot. This Shabbat, many congregations will focus Torah study on this fantastic and challenging book. Many of us know this for Chapter 3, “for everything under heaven”, not from our [Read more…]

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Sukkot 5780: It Is Still About Tomorrow

Chag Sameach! Sukkot, our “harvest” festival, is upon us. The temporary dwelling, the Sukkah, reminds us of the fragile nature of life and, especially in our day, the delicate relationship we have with the natural world. [Read more…]