Torah

Family matters: How to be an in-law and not an outlaw

By Rabbi James Gordon, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Yitro (Exodus 18:1–20:23) On August 20, 2016/17 Menachem Av, I assumed a new familial role.  That day, my daughter Rita married her B’shert, Carmi.  As soon…


Heal thyself: Spiritual health the key to physical health

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) In this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, G-d tells Moses, “if you will heed the Lord your G-d diligently, doing what is upright in…









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Peaceful reunions: Being strong spiritually and physically

By Rabbi Doug Zelden, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4−36:43) This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, begins with Jacob’s return to the land of Israel after twenty-two years away. It more specifically deals with…