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By Jodie Friedman In this week’s parasha, Vaera, we take a deeper look at the signs and marvels found in the Torah. In preparing for this d’var, I read the English translation of Vaera–the title of which literally means “I appeared”–and of course explored some...

On the opening page of her new bestselling memoir, Michelle Obama writes:  “I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child: What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some...

Parashat Vayehi 5779 Tonight, I want to tell the tale of ancestry and migration. This is on my mind because of the ongoing conversations around immigration, the possibility of a government shutdown that will last for a very long time, the fact that unaccompanied migratory minors sit...

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Liz Goodman, the pastor at the Monterey Church. We explored our different understandings of personal prayer. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted each week by...

Reflections on Jerusalem By Deborah Harris After breakfast we loaded up the bus with our luggage and prepared to say goodbye to Jerusalem.  But we had a few stops to make first. Our first appointment was with Donniel Hartman of the Hartman Institute (many thanks to Barbara Lafer and...

Reflections Along the Way By Sharon Hotchkiss Entering the Old City of Jerusalem--what an exciting and emotional experience!  We began our day listening to a prominent imam from the Muslim community.  We have been trying to understand issues facing Israel from various points of view--Jewish and Muslim,...

Reflections on Our First Few Days By: Bob Tutnauer These first few day's we've been in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. They've been very hot, uncomfortable days. No matter, we've enjoyed our trip. The second morning, we were joined by an Palestinian guide. As we walked around Jaffa, we...