Torah

Greater mind: Having faith and a sense of optimism

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–17:16) As we watched the video footage of the terrible tragedy at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, we were all moved and felt…






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…