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  •  I'm interested (0+ / 0-)

    but have no idea how to do this. I only have my daughter's prayer book, Mishkan T'Filah, where can I access the readings?

    "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne

    by remembrance on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:08:15 PM PST

    •  Of course, any Bible will do (0+ / 0-)

      I own an Etz Hayim chumash, put out by Conservative Judaism, which has some pretty good commentary.  Also, you can google the name of any week's parasha (example, this week's is Terumah) and find several d'vars for each one, any one or more you can use as a base to build yours without plagiarizing.  Another great source book, unfortunately long out of print, I have is A Torah Commentary for Our Times  by Rabbi Harvey Fields, 1991, put out by the Reform Movement.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 03:59:14 PM PST

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    •  English translation (2+ / 0-)
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      Navy Vet Terp, remembrance

      For a quick glance at a Jewish translation (albeit an old one), Mechon Mamre has the 1917 JPS translation (which is out of copyright).  If you're looking for Reform takes on torah portions in particular, the Union for Reform Judaism has a number available on their website.  Navy Vet Terp's suggestions are pretty good, as well; these are just things in addition to that.

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