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Jan 16, 2023

A Hasidic teaching suggests that power, rather than bringing about liberation, achieves just the opposite.

Apr 6, 2022

In Exodus, the daughter of Pharaoh is presented as an empathetic princess who saves the infant Moses after discovering him in the Nile and raises him as one of her own.

Mar 19, 2021

What could be more sacred than the Tabernacle, where the Divine Presence rests? Maybe the interpersonal relationships we imbue with that very holiness.

Feb 25, 2021

Tetzaveh: the "Divine within us" gets a lot of lip service. How do we turn that thought into knowledge?

Feb 9, 2021

Rabbi Zohar Atkins celebrates two years of delivering Torah commentary through his weekly newsletter Etz Hasadeh

Feb 5, 2021

How can God prohibit an emotion? And why would God even be concerned about how people feel as long as they are doing the right thing?

Jan 21, 2021

This willingness to leap into uncertainty is, for Moshe, the work that needs to be done.

Nov 30, 2020

Why would a word that denotes a location in space have been used in Rabbinic Hebrew to mean God?

Oct 29, 2020

Israel Knohl offers a possible historical context for the Bible’s story of the exodus of Israel from Egypt.

Oct 22, 2020

How could it be that speaking the same language would more likely lead to sin than speaking multiple languages?

Mar 1, 2020

It turns out that denial flows in Judah as well.

Dec 13, 2019

How Esau's twin lost his wrestling match with the angel, and redeemed a lifetime of deception (Vayishlach)

Dec 10, 2019

Dec 1, 2019

Yaakov chooses to encounter God through prayer and allows prayer to set the frame for meaning. Yaakov could have "just stumbled upon a place," but instead he meaningfully encounters the Makom, the Omnipresent

Nov 17, 2019

Aging is what enables the shift from past to present and from present to future; it is what enables the continuity of change and development.

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