Torah


Rabbi Doug Zelden

Peaceful reunions: Being strong spiritually and physically

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4−36:43) This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, begins with Jacob’s return to the land of Israel after twenty-two years away. It more specifically deals with…


Real gratitude: Appreciating life, in good times and bad

By Rabbi Wendi Geffen, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10−32:3) Countless Americans just gathered to share in the time-honored observance of Thanksgiving.  There were autumnal decorations, football watching, and the consuming of all-things…


Conflict resolution: Importance of understanding the other side

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) Antagonism is growing in our society politically and socially. In recent times one political party in our government adopted as policy and practice, automatically…




Go within: Digging deep into our spiritual selves

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12-17:27) The opening scripture of this week’s Torah portion Lech Lecha, “Go forth from your native land, from your kindred, and from your…


Family life: Overcoming fear and having faith

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Noach (Genesis  6:9−11:32) The Torah informs us: “Noach and Noach’s sons Shem, Ham and Japheth went into the Ark with Noach’s wife and the three wives of…