Torah


Keeping the faith: How to access healing from above

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1−25:18) This week’s Torah portion is a fascinating commentary on Jewish healing. Jewish healing does not mean that this healing is only for Jews. …


Day by day: Learning to value each moment of our lives

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeira (Genesis 18:1–22:24) In our Torah reading this Shabbat, Sarah becomes jealous of Hagar and Ishmael and instructs Abraham to banish them from their household.  Abraham, upon the command…





Ask your father: Where to go for information about Judaism

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32.1-52) At the beginning of the Torah portion Ha’azinu, we read the often quoted words: “Ask your father and he will tell you; your elders (“or…