Rabbi Julie Wolkoff

Does God Command Going to War?

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein

July 12, 2017
In Parashat D’varim, Moses recalls that a military encounter with the Amorites was a response to a divine command. But in the Book of Numbers, a passage about the same encounter does not mention God. What accounts for this difference?

The Challenge of Leadership

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Julie Wolkoff

June 18, 2013
Focal Point Thereupon I said to you, “I cannot bear the burden of you by myself. The Eternal your God has multiplied you until you are today as numerous as the stars in the sky.” (Deuteronomy 1:9–10) “How can I bear unaided the trouble of you, and the burden, and...