Ira J. Wise

There's More Than One Kind of Magic!

D'Var Torah By: Harry K. Danziger

May 29, 2015
I do "magic" for preschoolers at our Kabbalat Shabbat. I make a Kiddush cup drink the wine. I fill a blank coloring book with colored pictures. I make a lightbulb glow in my hand. In Parashat Chukat, Moses also performs "magic." When the people cry out that they are without...

Relationships, Responsibility and Renewal

D'Var Torah By: Tamara Cohn Eskenazi

October 7, 2014
Who are we? Parashat B'reishit pictures our origin as frail, naked earth creatures who are nevertheless bearers of the divine. The two different stories of creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3 and 2:4-3:21) share the view that we were created for relationships—with God in whose image we are or whose breath animates us...