Category Archives: Torah Study

Torah: Beha’alotcha

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Beha’alotcha

Moses lives fully embracing his complicated human self. For this we say, לֹא קָם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶה עוֹד. No one human can replace, replicate, the greatness of Moses. לֹא תוּכַל לִרְאֹת אֶת-פָּנָי: כִּי לֹא-יִרְאַנִי הָאָדָם, וָחָי
I, God, will not allow you human beings, to see My face and to live. The prophet is human, after all.

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16  Click here.

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 – Click here.

Torah: Nasso

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Nasso

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89  Click here.

Haftarah: Judges 13:2 – 13:25 – Click here.

Torah: Bamidbar

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Bamidbar

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20  Click here.

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 – Click here.

Torah: Bechukotai – On Religious Humility

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Bechukotai

Our relationship with Judaism should be no different than our relationship with a partner, a spouse, or our kids. When you find things about them, about the Torah, that you don’t like but have to live with nevertheless, you must struggle with it. Never give up.

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34  Click here.

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 – Click here.

Torah: Behar – Modeling a Just Society

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Behar

We will focus on the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years and how our text is a model for a just society where the dignity of the individual is sacrosanct (yet another manifestation of how blessed we all are to have inherited this text).

THE TROPE
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.

Torah: Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2  Click here.

Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6 – 32:27 – Click here.

Torah Video: Emor – Action & Inaction, work & rest, Active & Passive, Will & Restraint

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Emor

This portion introduces a dialogue about the relationship between action and inaction, work and rest, active and passive, will and restraint.

THE TROPE 

Torah: Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23  Click here.

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 – 44:31 – Click here.

Torah: Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach – and “The Fifth Child”

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Passover 2019 – The Fifth Child

What about the Fifth Child, the one who doesn’t even come to the Seder or doesn’t even know that there is a Seder? Or has bad memories or associations with the Seder? With Judaism? What about him? Or her? What is their place in all of this? Do they, in fact, have a place at the Seder table? At the table of Judaism?

And what is our role in Jewish life, in fulfilling our obligation to take the initiative, as our Sages in the Talmud command, v’at p’tach lo, to open up for him? To wake her up? To open up a dialogue? A conversation? A relationship?

TORAH READING: 

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 – 12:6.