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Can there be Compassion without Justice?
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At the height of the drama of the Golden Calf a vivid and enigmatic scene takes place. Moses has secured forgiveness for the people. But now, on Mount Sinai yet again, he does more. He asks God to be with the people. He asks Him to “teach me Your ways,” and “show me Your glory” […]
Purim and the Masks We Wear
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Have you ever been in a situation in which you were afraid to reveal who you really are? Have you ever felt as if you were wearing a mask and dressed up like someone else? This can happen to individuals, but it can also happen to a nation. One of the results of living in […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Ki Tisa: “The Masked Man”
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As a person who likes to see the connections between the Jewish calendar of holiday celebrations and the weekly Torah reading, I have long been perplexed by the proximity of Purim to this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35). We generally read Parshat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35) soon after concluding the celebration of the […]
Parshat Tetzaveh – Let Out The Light
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Let your light shine! This week, Rabbi Phil Karesh, Director of Education & 12th Grade Specialist for Midwest NCSY, talks about the deeper meaning of menorahs, windows, and even the NCSY logo! Plus, he teaches us what it really means to be a role model.
Parshas Zachor
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I Samuel 15:1-34 Now that the nation had settled the land and appointed a king, G-d sent word through Shmuel that it was time to fulfill the obligation of eradicating the nation of Amalek, who attacked Israel after they left Egypt. G-d commanded to destroy the entire nation of Amalek, including the livestock. Shaul sent […]