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Blogging the Torah: Hukkat, Experiential Education 101

“Oh, you have the summer off. How nice.”  As a Jewish Educator, I hear that expression often. I smile politely and try not to think of how many hours I will spend preparing for next fall.  And yes, while I … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Naso, Where does the Journey Begin?

Where does the journey begin?  Where will it go?                                           -Debbie Friedman For me, my journey begins with this week’s parasha, Naso.  Or at least, a major part of it does. I digress. The Haftarah describes the very beginning of … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah — Shabbat Zachor: Remembering, Zippori and Beyond

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.  — Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was right.  We Jews are big on remembering. We … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah in Israel: Yitro: Moon over the desert

What a beautiful full moon over the desert.  I wonder whether this is the same moon that Moses saw when he went up the mountain?

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