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[audio m4a="https://hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/religous-round-table-gelsey.m4a"][/audio] Summertime means camp. In this week's Religious Roundtable, Rabbi Hirsch talks with James Gelsey, Director of Operations at the URJ Eisner Camp. The Religious Roundtable is brought to you by the South County Clergy Association, in partnership with WSBS. Thanks to WSBS for hosting this...

Parashat Balak 5776 [audio m4a="https://hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/podcast-balak-5776.m4a"][/audio] "There was a man in the land of Uz named Job. That man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil." Job had 10 children--seven sons and three daughters. He was the wealthiest man in East. Such is our introduction to...

[audio m4a="https://hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/shlach-lcha-5776.m4a"][/audio] Shabbat Shlach L'cha 5776 We logic constantly with If-Then statements. “If you do the dishes, then I’ll take care of the laundry,” we negotiate with our partners. “If you surpass your sales goals,” your supervisor tells you, “then you earn a bonus at the end...

Parashat Bamidbar 5776 This Shabbat, we begin a new book of Torah, Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers. We call it Numbers out of its Latin rendering, Numeri, which was taken from the Greek name Arithmoi, “chosen in recognition of the extensive statistical material that opens this...

[audio m4a="https://hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/5776.m4a"][/audio] Looking at this week's Torah portion, Parashat B'har, I'd like to focus on one of the last verses that we find in the portion for this week. Here is the good news: This is the next to last portion in all of Leviticus. Next week, as...

[audio m4a="https://hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/Spritual-Time-Management.m4a"][/audio] Parashat Emor 5776 Shalom Chaverim Shabbat To get us into a little bit of word of Torah, I want to start with two brief stories, two small vignettes, as I've been learning about how seasons work here in the Berkshires. They were two brief conversations that...