Stories We Tell: Hero Israel
Stories We Tell: Chaim's Heart
Stories We Tell: Sparks of Light
Stories We Tell: The Importance of an Etrog (Etrog as Big as a Horse)
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Ki Tisa: Stand Up and Be Counted
Stand up and be counted. In this parashah, a census is taken. To be counted, you must give half a shekel. From this, we learn that while all must contribute to the community, each and every one of us is also individually important, both alone and as a member of the Jewish people.
Stories We Tell: Do You See the Big Picture?
Stories We Tell: The Spoonful of Oil
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah – Yitro: Breaking Down Labels
This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Yitro, is named for the Midianite Priest, Jethro, and depicts his first encounter with Moses in the desert. The two forge a relationship despite their different faiths and ethnicities, and Moses ends up marrying his daughter, Tziporah.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah – B'Shalach: Remembering Debbie Friedman z"l on Shabbat Shira
This week’s Torah portion, Parashat B’shalach, is read on Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat of Song.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah – Vayak'heil: How Do We Build Our Communities?
Constructing the Miskhan brings us to ask - how can we build our communities? What do we need besides a synagogue space in order to engender a communal environment? Even something as simple as seating makes all the difference.
Three ways to listen: