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Metaphors cannot capture to fullness of God

Metaphors cannot capture to fullness of God

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Parshat Ha’azinu

What makes a sukkah a sukkah?

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With the holiday of Sukkot beginning at sundown on Sunday, many families and congregations are busy erecting the holiday’s namesake hut — the …

The genuine leader

The genuine leader

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Parshat Vayelech, Deuteronomy 31:1–30

Myriad worshippers find meaning in fasting

Myriad worshippers find meaning in fasting

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The day plays out much the same way every year, around when summer transitions into fall.

What does it mean to be alive?

What does it mean to be alive?

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Parshat Netzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20

Opening our eyes to the world’s brokenness

Opening our eyes to the world’s brokenness

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Parshat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8

What’s in a fence?

What’s in a fence?

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Parshat Ki Tetze, Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19

The tension of justice in society

The tension of justice in society

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Parshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9

The conviction to lead a rewarding life

The conviction to lead a rewarding life

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Parshat Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17

Beth Ami rabbi commutes from LA for second year

Beth Ami rabbi commutes from LA for second year

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Long commutes are nothing new for those living in Los Angeles, but Rabbi Allison Lawton’s commute may look a little different than most.

The footsteps we follow

The footsteps we follow

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The footsteps we follow

Learning how to love

Learning how to love

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Parshat Va’etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11

Freedom and justice for all

Freedom and justice for all

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Parshat Devarim, Deutoronomy 1:1-3:22

Where the streets have no names

Where the streets have no names

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Parshat Matot-Masei

The value of consistent service

The value of consistent service

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What is the essence of Jewish service? A famous midrash (found in the introduction to the aggadic compilation Ein Yaakov) asks: “What is the m…

Prince William lays wreath at Yad Vashem

Prince William lays wreath at Yad Vashem

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The United Kingdom’s Prince William laid a wreath at the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance on Tuesday, signing the guestbook during his first off…

The secret to happiness

The secret to happiness

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Parshat Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9

The sanctity of change

The sanctity of change

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"To whom shall I turn when the clouds of the present eclipse the rays of tomorrow?... I enter the sanctuary, again, to await the echo of your …

The pitfalls of anger

The pitfalls of anger

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Parshat Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32

Hearts open, eyes clear

Hearts open, eyes clear

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Parshat Sh’lach Lecha, Numbers 13:2