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Taking control: Helping ourselves by helping others

By Rabbi Shlomo Tenenbaum, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47) – Parshat Parah On the show “Jeopardy,” very bright people are challenged with very hard questions. The intrigue of the show is when the…




Life journey: Making ourselves into a sanctuary

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah portion: Pekudei (Exodus: 38:21-40:38) I was at Rosenblum’s bookstore the other day, where I enjoyed browsing through the new selection of Hebrew books.  My wife Peggy is always…




Guiding light: How to banish the darkness in your world

By Rabbi Frederick Reeves, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20−30:10) The Book of Psalms contains many praises of the Eternal One, and I have always been deeply moved by the eighth verse of…