As usual, I've collected some snippets from the commentaries that I found though provoking on this week's parsha (weekly Torah reading) ~ Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 to 25:18)
This morning, thousands of Americans took to Twitter to ask #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek. It's now a trending topic.
There's an actual answer to this question of why paychecks are lighter today: ...
On what should ordinarily be a joyous evening--the penultimate night of Hanukkah--we are instead facing a horribly grievous tragedy. As of this writing, twenty-seven people are dead, eighteen of ...
Originally published at Tikkun Daily
I. Wearing Blinders
I grew up listening to stories of Jewish exceptionalism, stories that were both beautiful and exceptional. These stories I grew up with ...
The standard Pesach Haggadah has the following passage:
Go forth and learn what Laban the Aramean sought to do to our father Jacob! For Pharaoh issued a decree against the male children only, but ...
Part I. Backstory –
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), backed by Romney-underwriter Sheldon Adelson, is making a hard and slanderous push to scare Jews away from Obama in Ohio, Florida and my ...
Romney . . . is a perfect representative of one side of the ominous cultural divide that will define the next generation, not just here in America but all over the world. Forget about the Southern ...
Wow! I just got back from Seattle, where my LGBT niece married her Jewish partner this weekend with the blessings of her Reform Jewish Synagogue! Please join me beneath the squiggle for all the ...
On Wednesday, the Huffington Post reported on a video in which my Republican opponent Todd Long called me "the most anti-Christian Congressman that we've ever had in our history." He added, for good ...
Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 3:23 to 7:11.
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26.
This week's Torah reading, Va-Etchanan, includes Moses's repetition of the 10 Commandments, Deuteronomy 5:6-18, and one of key ...