He Bent the Arc

He Bent the Arc Reflections on Representative John Lewis The Israelite rebellion in response to the Spies’ report regarding the Land of Israel, found in the Book of Numbers, sealed

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Pinchas 5780

Pinchas 5780 “Men” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these

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Korach 5780

Korach 5780 The Desert’s Populist Vayikach Korach (and Korach took…) are the opening words of this week’s Torah portion without any reference to what was taken. An insightful Midrash suggests

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(POST) Shavuot 5780

(Post) Shavuot 5780 From Prologue to Epilogue The Book of Ruth, read in the synagogue during Shavuot, is at first glance a simple and heartwarming story of two widows, Naomi

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A Message From Rabbi Sandler

A Message From Rabbi Sandler A rainbow… few natural phenomena are more beautiful than a rainbow. However, for the Torah-attuned among us, rainbows evoke an association to the unparalleled and

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Bamidbar 5780

Bamidbar 5780 Nothing is Forever The construction of the Mishkan is the subject of the final chapters of the book of Exodus. The role of the Kohanim (priests) and the

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Navigating the Next Chapter

Navigating the Next Chapter The dynamism between a spiritual life and sacred scripture involves finding parallel narratives. The stories, concepts, and ideas expressed in scripture are linked by the reader

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