The Jewish View

Rabbi Etan Mintz

Praying for Redemption

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By Rabbi Etan Mintz During this Passover holiday, the promise that this is a season of redemption brings us great hope. As the rabbis write...

Glimpsing the Divine

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach By Rabbi Kelley Gludt The Torah reading for Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach opens with Moses and God discussing the unique nature of...
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On Animal Sacrifice

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By Skye Spealman This Torah portion, Tzav, talks about animal sacrifices, which were done during the times of the Mishkan and the Temple. People sacrificed...

When the Community Sins

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In previous pandemics, we managed to get by without the social distancing. Were I a public health expert, I might explore why this one is different, but I’m an educator and a rabbi. Therefore, I look to our sacred texts for some answers.

Lessons From an Overlooked Verse

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Sometimes important teachings are buried in the least likely of places.

Take a Moment to Pause

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By Jonah Spiegelman Parshat Yitro is arguably one of the most important of all in the Five Books of Moses. In this Torah portion, G-d leads...

Why Do You Cry Out to Me?

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Freedom at last! After the 10th plague, Pharaoh tells the people to “Get out of here!” They move so quickly that their bread doesn’t have...

The Jewish Math

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  Why doesn’t Judaism follow the “regular” calendar? Jewish holidays end up being earlier or later, and it causes a great deal of inconvenience and...

Bar Mitzvah Thoughts on Forgiveness

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Parshat Va’era (Exodus 6:2–9:35) By Zachary Maine In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Va’era, G-d tells Moshe to tell the Jewish people that G-d is coming...

Jewish Pride and the Survival of the Jewish People: Parshat Shemot

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When the news is filled with violence and fearmongering, feeling frightened and worrying about our children’s futures is to be expected. As Jews, the...