Posted on May 14, 2013 by Jeff Amshalem
From my blog: Two brief teachings by R. Kalonymus Kalman HaLevi Epstein on Shavuot, excerpted from Maor vaShamesh ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההר And Israel camped there under the mountain. Exodus 19:2 Rashi points out that ‘camped’ is in the singular, and explains they camped there ‘as one person with one heart.’ To receive the Continue Reading »
Posted on February 28, 2013 by Emma Sevitz
This week, Rabbi Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Ki Tissa in “Breaking the Tablets.” Ki Tissa ’73 Shabbat shalom!
Posted on February 28, 2013 by Heather Kantrowitz
Parshat Ki Tissa contains a myriad of events, most notably, the incident of the Golden Calf. When Moses descends Mount Sinai after 40 days and nights in preparation for receiving the 10 Commandments, he discovers the people dancing around this molten calf. He then “hurled the tablets from his hand and shattered them at the Continue Reading »
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Leah Kahn
In last week’s Parsha, Yitro, we left B’nei Yisrael at Mt. Sinai, having just received the Ten Commandments directly from the mouth of God. Most would agree that they are reasonable commandments, which aim to help this newly freed people maintain order and positive values as a newly minted nation. Switching gears immediately from the Continue Reading »
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Emma Sevitz
This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Mishpatim in “Explicating the Ten Commandments.” Mishpatim ’73 Shabbat shalom!