The Jewish View

Parshat Chukat-Balak: Opening Our Tents and Bettering Our Nation

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By Rabbi Eric L. Abbott On July 4, 1776, our country’s founders declared their independence, pursuing a new nation built on principles such as being...

Parshat Korach: Why Give a Good Thing a Bad Name?

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By Rabbi Levi Druk This week we read the parshah of Korach, named after Korach, who led a rebellion against Moshe. Korach challenged the priesthood...

Let’s Not Go Back to Mitzrayim: Parshat Sh’lach

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By Rabbi Ariana Katz This week’s parshah, Parshat Sh’lach, asks us, “Who do you believe in?” G-d tells Moses to gather scouts to survey the land....

On The Nature of Prayer: Parshat Nasso

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By Rabbi Deborah Wechsler Every generation has a new kind of encounter with God. Therefore, every generation has a new kind of way of expressing that...

Remembering the Marginalized Among Us: Shavuot

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By Rabbi Rory Katz There is an unmistakable sound to the delight of recognizing someone who you haven’t seen in a while pop up in...

Counting the Community: Parshat Bamidbar

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By Eden Shulman Parshat Bamidbar begins with a census of non-Levite men aged 20 or over who were fit for battle. Counting Jews directly is...
Kayla Gruenberg

The Benefits of Doing Good Things: Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

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By Kayla Gruenberg This week’s Torah portion, Behar-Bechukotai, talks about the blessings and curses that God says will happen if the Israelites do not obey...
Rabbi Sonya Starr

Mourning From a Distance

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By Rabbi Sonya Starr Parshat Emor begins by telling Moses to speak to the Kohanim, saying that they should not be defiled by being near...
Rabbi Ari Plost

Choosing Life: Parshat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

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By Rabbi Ari Plost As many of us shelter at home and wait for an end to the pandemic, conversing by video, phone, or text,...
Ariel Platt

Soap and Laughter: Parshat Tazria-Metzora

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By Rabbi Ariel Platt We have been told that the top three ways to help fight COVID-19 are to: 1) Stay home as much as...