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This class falls on Purim day, and this year we are witnessing an outburst of Haman-like evil as Russia pummels its neighbor Ukraine, attempting to destroy it. I offer a review and an overview of the history of this region, including Jewish history, in order that we may better understand the roots of the current conflict.…
 
On this Shabbat, in preparation for Purim, in addition to the regular reading from Torah we always chant a passage form Deuteronomy that instructs us to blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven. In Jewish tradition, Amalek represents absolute evil - human behavior unhinged for morality or empathy. We explore this concept in our class today.…
 
"Pekudei" means "accounting." Moses gives a detailed accounting of every penny spent on the construction of the Mishkan. Why does the Torah spend time on these boring details? Our tradition teaches that this highlights yet another of Moses' important leadership qualities. A society based on mutual trust could only be created if its leaders were tru…
 
What attributes must we manifest in order to fulfill our potential as beings "created in the image of God"? This week's Torah portion offers insight into that puzzle. The master craftsman who creates the Mishkan is named Bezalel, which means "In the image of God." Bezalel represents the potential within every person.…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
The Jewish sages taught that when we study the Torah we should continuously turn it and turn it, like a gem with countless facets, looking for new and deeper meanings. In this volume of essays on each weekly Torah portion Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shares choice insights from his decades of study and teaching. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources…
 
As Aviva Zornberg explains, the term "bewildered" derives from "wilderness", as in a trackless expanse where one easily loses one's bearings. This is the condition of the Children of Israel. How can they learn to find their bearings, so that they might reach the promised land. Somehow, they must learn to have faith and a sense of purpose to guide t…
 
Our Torah ancestors were an agrarian society, acutely aware that they must live in harmony with the needs of the earth and the creatures with whom they shared the land. Hence, the rules for the Sabbatical year, when the land rests fallow, and the Jubilee year, when land is redistributed, with the understanding that we do not and cannot own the eart…
 
Justice is an ideal that the Torah repeatedly insists we must pursue, no matter how difficult to attain. This week's Torah portion coincided with the guilty verdict handed down by the jury in the George Floyd murder trial. Justice was served. The Torah's teachings about what it means to be a good citizen and to live in a just society are an inspira…
 
The Torah understands the skin affliction known as Tzara'at to be an indicator of a loss of integrity. The afflicted, known as the Metzora, must undergo a period of isolation and then ritual of reintegration into the community, so that further communal disintegration can be prevented.Bởi Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
 
Rabbi Jonathan tells the story of his mother's first cousin, one of the "The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance."For more information:https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/schupper-hella-rufeisenhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opinion/sunday/Jewish-women-Nazi-fighters.htmlBởi Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
 
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