Torah



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…







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…