We're All Parents, We're All Teachers

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by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz
posted on May 19, 2018
Torah Reading
Haftarah Reading
This week we begin the fourth book of the Torah, Sefer Bamidbar. We turn away from Priestly responsibilities centered in the tabernacle, and return our focus to the narrative of the Children of Israel wandering in the desert, in Hebrew “Bamidbar.” There is a passage in this Parshah that always grabs my attention, “And these are the offspring of Aaron and Moses on the day that God spoke with Moses on Mt. Sinai. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the firstborn was Nadav, and Avihua, Elazar and Ithamar. These were the names of the sons of Aaron…” (Num. Read more...

Seen and Unseen

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5774
by Rabbi Adam Greenwald
posted on May 31, 2014
Torah Reading
Haftarah Reading
"The total number was 603,550" - Numbers 1:46   The Book of Numbers begins with a head count of the entire Jewish People, before they depart from their Sinai encampment, on the way to the Promised Land. Moses organizes this massive endeavor, with the help of representatives from each of the Tribes, and in the end comes to a count of approximately 600,000 people who make up the Israelite nation. Read more...

The Chart

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5772
by Rabbi Ilana Berenbaum Grinblat
posted on May 17, 2012
Torah Reading
Haftarah Reading
Who goes first? This question is central in my household nowadays, as my eight year old son and five year old daughter frequently argue over who gets the first turn at everything. They debate who gets to tell me first at dinnertime how their day was at school. To resolve this argument, I made a chart listing the days of the week with their names alternating as to who gets to recount their day first. Then they argue over a flaw in the chart. They noticed that since there are seven days of the week and two children, one child invariably gets the first turn two days in a row. Read more...

Ordination Ceremony,

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5771
by Reb Mimi Feigelson
posted on May 16, 2011
Torah Reading
Haftarah Reading
In our studies during the second semester we looked at Rabbinic sources from the Gemara, the halacha / the code of law, and even some Chassidic sources that dealt with models of leadership. It was a means for us to understand how we stand in the world as rabbis, and what the strengths and challenges of the multiple paradigms are. Read more...