Torah

Self sacrifice: Importance of being a man of the people

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chukat (Numbers 19:1-21:35) And he [Moses] said to them: “Listen now rebels”…and he struck the rock twice.  (Numbers 20:10) Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav tells a tale of a king…





Heavenly blessings: Sacred ritual is a call to action

By Rabbi Craig Marantz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21−7:89) Adonai spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and his sons.  Tell them thus: you shall bless the Israelites.  Say to them: May Adonai…