Rabbi Barry H. Block

Rabbi Barry H.D. Block

Rabbi Barry H. Block serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, Arkansas and is Vice President of Organizational Relationships of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and a member of URJ’s North American Board. He is the editor of two award-winning books, The Mussar Torah Commentary and The Social Justice Torah Commentary, both from CCAR Press. He is the father of Robert and Daniel, two emerging adults deeply engaged in Judaism and the pursuit of justice.

Holy Cow

D'Var Torah By: Steven Kushner

It is the most enigmatic mitzvah in all of Torah: the parah adumah, the "red heifer." If a person comes in contact with a human corpse, she or he must go for ritual cleansing.

Blessing of Armed Forces Personnel

Rabbi Barry H. Block
O God, we come before You in gratitude for these men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Many served our country in years gone by. To them, we are indebted for the freedoms we enjoy today.