Returning the lost

09/16/2016 08:03:40 AM

Sep16

Shalom Y’all

This weekly Parsha is: Ki Teitzei  כי תצא found in Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19, total of 110 verses.

It has 27 “Do” commands, 47 “Do Not”.

This week’s portion, has more commands than any other Parsha (74 Mitzvoth). The variety of subjects discussed include: war laws, family laws, social justice, hybrids and ploughing, burial, Tzitzit (tassels), interest and mortgage. There is even a do...Read more...

Europe Is Not the Graveyard of the Jewish People — Reflections on a Masorti Mission through Jewish Europe

10/09/2015 09:56:05 PM

Oct9

On the wall outside the sanctuary there hangs a painting in a frame it most certainly does not deserve. A large, wooden construction, the frame holds its treasure a good six inches away from the mounting’s base where a mirror reflects quite inconveniently the reverse side of the canvas. Passersby would hardly notice even the bulky frame. But when you begin to consider why the picture is mounted on a mirror you realize that it is what’s...Read more...

Welcome Back to the Real World

10/09/2015 09:46:00 PM

Oct9

There are so many reasons to love sukkot. The onset of a gentle autumnal breeze (up here in New York, at least) reminds our bare skin of the approaching season we call simply “The Holiday.” A time of joy, a time of appreciating the non-indulgent of life’s simplicity, a time of apples and pumpkins, of orange and brown, of warm soups and hot tea — sukkot is true to its name: “the season of our...Read more...

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