Torah


Special people: Fulfilling our mission in the world

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1−44:17) In this week’s Torah portion of Miketz, which is read during Chanukah ,Pharaoh dreams of cows and sheaves and demands for someone to interpret…



Esau, Edom, Rome (Ancient story and modern times)

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32.4-36.43) And these are the descendants of Esau; he is Edom (36.1, 36.8, 36.9) The Torah portion Vayishlach, regularly attracts the attention of two major fields…


Coming home: The first step is making peace

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)                           “If G-d will be with me, and will keep me in this…



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…