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Five Women Whose Names We Should All Remember

D'Var Torah By: Steven Kushner

June 22, 2015
The story of the daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 27:1-11) has all of the earmarks of a Jane Austen novel: the disenfranchisement and injustices borne by women surrounding the question of inheritance rights; the formal but respectful articulation of the grievances of those women; the dramatic and triumphant vindication of their...

The Simple Art of Thanksgiving

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake

November 7, 2014
As a rabbinical student in Israel I camped out with my classmates under a star-glutted Negev sky to see Comet Hyakutake burn its trail through the night. It was a Shehecheyanu moment, and we offered the blessing with wide eyes. I imagine that some wilderness wanderer may have felt the...