Betsy Torop

A Jew Is a Jew, No Matter How Far

D'Var Torah By: Audrey R. Korotkin

In Parashat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20), Moses is coming to the end of his oration, the end of his leadership, and the end of his life.

A Pillar of Salt: A Text Study

D'Var Torah By: Michael Torop

What was the essence of Lot's wife's transgression in Parashat Vayeira? Was it disobeying the instruction of the divine messengers? Was it simply looking back? Does the text suggest that something more complex is involved? Why was it her specific punishment to be turned into a pillar of salt?