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  1. The Difference a Day Can Make

    Commentary by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on October 3, 2014 in Holidays

    Wouldn’t it be grand to wipe the slate clean? What if there were a day in the calendar when the slate was simply wiped clean once again? No marks against you. No petty quarrels remembered, no grudges borne, no more grievances for trespasses petty...

    Commentary - stasch - October 1, 2014 - 15:29

  2. Expelling Our Own Scapegoats

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on October 3, 2014 in Holidays

    This coming Shabbat culminates the period of ‘aseret yemei teshuvah, the 10 days of repentance, as we commemorate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is the “Sabbath of Sabbaths,” in which we seek to successfully complete our...

    Commentary - stasch - October 1, 2014 - 15:26

  3. On This Very Day

    Commentary by Rabbi Joel Alter on September 26, 2014 in Holidays

    It’s difficult to overstate the pathos of Moshe’s last days. This man (and he is most assuredly a man, not a god, not a saint), who never wanted to be a leader—and after his first, impulsive attempt at leading was met with contempt...

    Commentary - stasch - September 23, 2014 - 17:01

  4. Teshuvah: Seeking the Hidden Face of God

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on September 26, 2014 in Holidays

    This coming Shabbat, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is known as Shabbat Shuvah, the “Sabbath of Return.” During the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we devote ourselves to the process of repentance,...

    Commentary - stasch - September 23, 2014 - 17:02

  5. Choose Life and Torah

    Commentary by Professor Arnold M. Eisen on September 19, 2014 in Holidays

    It would be difficult to think of a Torah portion that speaks with greater urgency than this one. The Israelites are about to cross the Jordan to enter the Promised Land. Moses is about to die, at God’s command, on the wilderness side of the river...

    Commentary - stasch - September 17, 2014 - 20:19

  6. Approaching the King

    Video by Cantor Nancy Abramson on September 9, 2014 in Holidays

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    Video - tibernard - September 30, 2014 - 20:55

  7. Brothers: Isaac and Ishmael

    Video by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on September 9, 2014 in Holidays

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    Video - tibernard - September 30, 2014 - 20:55

  8. A Holiday for God or for Us?

    Video by Rabbi Noah Bickart on September 9, 2014 in Holidays

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    Video - tibernard - September 23, 2014 - 13:48

  9. Our Effect on Eternity

    Video by Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner on September 9, 2014 in Holidays

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    Video - tibernard - September 23, 2014 - 13:48

  10. The Artist as Teacher

    Video by Dr. David Kraemer on September 9, 2014 in Holidays

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    Video - tibernard - September 23, 2014 - 13:48

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