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Four-week discussion group, Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., covering the first few chapters of this compilation of ethical statements.   Many of the primary sages of Judaism contributed to this great work, which is historic but timeless. Many of the principles contain have great relevance to the state of the world today. All materials provided, but a printed book is an optional purchase. After reading a few chapters, the entire volume can be read online, or printed out. Group facilitated by Richard Fogel.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:30pm to Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 8:00pm

In this portion, Miriam is stricken with a skin disease and is sent out of the camp for seven days. This comes as a result of confronting her brother Moses over a family matter. What are the risks and rewards of confronting authority?

Rabbi Pesner tells us that it is in taking action to repair the world or to engage in tradition that we can hear God’s voice.

Rabbi Weinberg tells the story of the man with two heads whom Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik compared to the Jewish people, noting that when one part of the body feels pain, the entire body feels it. 

Our greatest sources of connection come from our encounters with others. How can we ensure that our encounters with family and friends have the potential to be revelatory moments?

As Rabbi Appell teaches, Parashat K’doshim reminds us that we are created in the divine image. In what ways do you find holiness in yourself and in those around you?

Rabbi Freelander speaks of the mitzvah of the Passover seder and explaining to our children that we observe Passover because of what God did for us.

Video for Shavuot (or anytime): study the Book of Ruth with Rabbi Edythe Mencher.

Listen to Rabbi Yehudit Werchow discuss Parashat Matot, Numbers 30:2–32:42 

One of the most distinctive customs of Shavuot is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening-long study session held on the night of Shavuot. Uphold this tradition by watching and learning with the rabbis featured in these videos, and exploring the accompanying study guides.


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