Parashat Haazinu: Are you listening?

Parashat Haazinu: Are you listening?

The entire world, heaven and earth, is asked to listen to Moses’ final speech: Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! (Deut. 32:1) This is his last chance to deliver reminders, motivation, and chastisement to the Israelites. Parashat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) is one of the shortest parshiyot in… Continue Reading

Parashat Ki Tavo: Blessing/Curse, Light/Dark

Parashat Ki Tavo: Blessing/Curse, Light/Dark

Both our Torah and Haftarah portion are focused on dichotomies. Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) describes a ritual in which the Levites will proclaim potential blessings and curses to the Israelites, and they must reply, “Amen!” in acknowledgment. These blessings and curses go into great detail as reminders of the consequences of our actions. The… Continue Reading

Parashat Ki Teitzei: Try to Remember

Parashat Ki Teitzei: Try to Remember

Many thanks to Rick Hornung for graciously volunteering to lead Scrollers this Shabbat. Rick’s preview is below. Shabbat Shalom! __________________________________ “And thou shalt remember  that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt; therefore I command thee to do this thing.” Dt. 24:22 “Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way ye came… Continue Reading

Parashat Pinchas: Remember Us

Parashat Pinchas: Remember Us

It’s quite easy to make generalizations about the typical disregard of women and their rights throughout the Torah. And, for the most part, you’d probably be right if you assumed that the Torah tends to either ignore or diminish most Israelite women. This week’s portion, Parashat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1), with its mention of Serach bat… Continue Reading

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