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Everyone Has a Right to Sanctuary – Parashat Matot-Mas’ei 2019

Parashat Mas’ei, the last portion of Ba-Midbar, is both backward and forward looking in nature: It is backward looking, because it begins with a recapitulation of all the places the Israelites sojourned in the wilderness; and it is forward looking … Continue reading

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My Song and My Strength – Parashat Beshallah 2012

The splitting of the Sea of Reeds is, perhaps, the most exhilarating scene in the Torah: The Israelites, escaping Pharaoh’s cruel slavery, hastily flee from Egypt and camp at the banks of the Sea.  Meanwhile, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened one … Continue reading

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