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Dec 6, 2017

“Do not go out into the field. Do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side.” - Jeremiah 6:25

Nov 29, 2017

Jacob is headed back home, after all these years, and preparing to face the greatest challenge of his life - a confrontation with Esau, the brother who once wanted him dead.

But there is another man he will have to face first.

Nov 22, 2017

Any great lover of the Torah must eventually confront the simple truth that certain parts of this book are just not that interesting.

Nov 15, 2017

"He saw Hell open up beneath him."

Nov 8, 2017

This has got to be the most Freudian line in the Torah.

Nov 2, 2017

Everybody's wondering what Ishmael did to the baby.

Oct 25, 2017

"There once was a man who carved grooves in time."

Oct 18, 2017

You'll never guess my favorite line in the Torah.

Oct 11, 2017

Important announcement in this week's podcast!

Sep 15, 2017

A discussion of the source of the classic Jewish blessing, "May you live until one hundred and twenty!"

Sep 8, 2017

This week's podcast is dedicated to all those who, like me, are descended from immigrants.

Sep 1, 2017

Who is a Jew?

This question is at the center of one of contemporary Judaism’s most difficult and painful conversations.

Aug 18, 2017

"You are all children of the Lord your God - so do not make gashes in your flesh..." (Deut. 14:1)

What does the first part of this verse have to do with the second?

Aug 11, 2017

This week's parsha is called 'Eikev,' a word taken from the first verse. But what, exactly does that word mean? Well, as usual, it's complicated...

Aug 4, 2017

There's a problem with the Ten Commandments...

Jul 27, 2017

With great love and respect for the modern Chabad movement - though no particular affiliation, and certainly no intention to speak on their behalf.

Jul 14, 2017

What can a debate about Hanukkah teach us about Sukkot - and what can they both teach us about religious life?

Jul 7, 2017

This week King Balak seeks to curse the Children of Israel, and fails. Then he does it again. And again. Why does he keep trying? A new, holistic read of the parsha may help shed some light on his strange behavior.

Jun 16, 2017

There were so many, out there in the desert. How did they all die?

Jun 8, 2017

Two new prophets appear in the camp! And they have an important message for us...

Jun 2, 2017

The day I fell in love with parshanut.

May 25, 2017

"What's the big deal with burning a flag?"

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