Category Archives: Parsha

Mizmor 30, Yosef, and Hanukah

For a printable PDF version of this article click here, for a shorter Hebrew version of the article click here, and for a source sheet to give this over as a shiur click here. Mizmor 30, Yosef and Hanukah God does … Continue reading

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Parshat Toldot – Yitzchak’s Uniqueness

In memory of Rabbis Moshe Twersky, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Aryeh Kupinsky, and Cary William Levine, and police officer Zidan Nahad Seif. May their loved ones be comforted and may their memory be a blessing. ♦ You are an individual. You have a … Continue reading

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Migdal Bavel for the 21st Century

From a piece written in Hebrew, for Daf Kesher, a few years ago. (Hebrew version below). Can we really build cyber-communities that will replace real communities? I’m very dubious. That’s why I for one won’t be surprised if I wake … Continue reading

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Bamidbar and ‘A Serious Man’

What connects the Book of Bamidbar (Numbers) and the Coen brothers’ film A Serious Man? A piece from Cartoon Kippah from 2012…

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