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Holidays Hypocrisy, Boundaries, and the Mitzvah of Part-time Piety

The Days of Repentance Years ago, while walking back to my college dorm room fro...

Deuteronomy First Questions

(Parashat Ki Tetzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) In Jewish sacred time, we have ent...

Deuteronomy “If you see something, sing something.”

Parshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 “What are you writing about?...

Community Blog Rosh Hashanah Musaf

This reflection is an excerpt from the Hebrew College High Holiday Companion, pu...

Exodus Listening to the Call of the Shofar

Although it’s not Yom Kippur yet, I might as well begin with a confession....

Deuteronomy Creating Worlds with Our Words: Shabbat Shuva/Parshat Vayelech (Deteronomy 31:1-31:30)

“Every day, consciously and unconsciously, human beings scatter heaps of words...