Category Archives: Torah Study

Torah: Moses Models Humility

VAYIKRA

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Moses Models Humility

Moses models Humility: לֹא קָם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶה עוֹד, Lo kam b’Yisrael, k’Moshe od. No other human being, before or since, could match the closeness of Moses to the Divine, by virtue alone of his trait of humility.

Torah: Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26  Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23 – Click here.

Torah: A Leadership of Empathy

PEKUDEI

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A Leadership of Empathy

Aaron, the High Priest, carries the burden of responsibility for his charges. He is to “bear the(ir) names … upon his heart … continually.”  He is to care for them:  to inscribe their fears, concerns, scars, hopes, and dreams upon his heart – continually. 

Torah: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38  Click here.
Haftarah: I Kings 7:51 – 8:21 – Click here.

Torah: Ki Tisa

KI TISA

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Challenging Holiness Assumptions
The story of the Golden Calf  can be understood through the prism of a key theological value of Rabbinic Judaism: that religion itself can become an object of idolatry.

Torah: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35  Click here.
Haftarah: I Kings 18:1 – 18:39 – Click here.

The Ten Commandments As A Call For A Living Torah

YITRO

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While HaShem gave us the Torah with the Aseret HaDibrot (the Ten Commandments,) God also created within us the ability to interpret the Torah:  to innovate, to reinterpret, to find the voices of our own generation within it, and to help navigate our complicated lives. And ultimately, to create new chapters of Torah. We will use Korach to explore this theme.

Torah: Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 – Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5 – 9:6 – Click here.

Torah: Learning to Be in Relationships

Beshallach

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We continue to explore the theme of relationships and healthy dependency through the prism of the manna.  We  also will focus on last year’s session on Beshallach. In addition, we will explore extended passages in this week’s Haftarah reading from Judges, the Song of Deborah.

Torah: Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 – Click here.
Haftarah: Judges 4:4 – 5:31 – Click here.

This week our readings and Torah discussion focus on:

Torah (Parshat Beshallach, Sefer Shemot):

1. Ex 15: 20-21, p. 412
2. Ex 15: 22-25, p. 413
3. Ex 15: 26-27, p. 413

Haftarah:

Judges 4:4 – 5:31, p. 424

Torah: Freedom Is A Conscious Choice Pt. I

Vaera 2018

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I38PTzoRyQ&feature=youtu.be

Freedom is a spiritual project or conscious choice. In order to thrive, it must be actively cultivated. Then, and only then, can we soften our hearts.

THE TROPE

Torah: Exodus 6:2 – 9:35  — Click here.
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 – Click here.

This week we will focus on:

Sefer Shemot | Parashat Vaera

  1. Ex 6: 2-5, p. 351
  2. Ex 6: 6-9, p. 352
  3. Ex 6: 10-13, p. 353

Haftarah: 
Ezekiel 28:25-29:21, p. 370