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Issue of May 21, 2010/ 8 Sivan 5770 I cherish the fact that the Torah does not hide from truths, and does not whitewash unpleasant situations. Biblical narratives in and beyond the Torah … more
Parshat Bamidbar by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 15, 2010/ 1 Sivan 5770 When one looks at synagogue décor, one often notices odes to the 12 tribes. The specific images on the stained … more
Parshat Behar-Bechukoti by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 7, 2010/ 23 Iyar 5770“The Living Torah” is the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s translation of the Chumash. In addition to the standard … more
Parshat Emor By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of April 30, 2010/ 16 Iyar, 5770“A newborn ox, lamb or goat remains with its mother for seven days. Then, after the eighth day, it shall be … more
Parshat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim By Rabbi Avi BilletIssue of April 23, 2010/ 9 Iyar, 5770Media pundits and missionaries are famous for taking quotations out of context in order to promote their … more
Parsha Tazria-Metzorah by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of April 16, 2010/ 2 Iyur, 5770 This second week after Pesach always carries with it a cycle of emotions. Between the return to … more
Parshat Shmini by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of April 8, 2010/ 24 Nissan 5770 Most blessings in the Torah are directed from either G-d to man or from man to G-d. There are a few exceptions, … more
Parshat Tzav By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of March 26, 2010/ 11 Nissan 5770 A child looks at the holiday table that always has a plump centerpiece with an ornate cover. The cover is lifted … more
By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of March 19, 2010/ 4 Nissan 5770 The first three parashot in Vayikra are always a challenge to read, and even more so to teach. How can we honestly appreciate a … more
Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of March 12, 2010/ 26 Adar 5770With all the talk about the Divine Inspiration given to Betzalel and Oholiab, we almost forget that many more … more
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