Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Springfield, MA. He created “The God Survey” which was featured in Reform Judaism magazine in summer 2012. Rabbi Shapiro’s love of Passover and its themes has led him to create many opportunities for creativity around the seder table.
As the Great Flood was approaching, animals lined up to make their case to Noah about why they should get a spot on the ark: strength, size, cleverness, skill… listen to this story by Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro to see why Noah chose the Dove.
What would you do if a stranger offered you all the money in the world? What would you do if you were offered your heart's desire? Would you share your gift, or keep it for yourself? One man and his wife are given the ultimate choice to make when a stranger makes them this exact offer. Listen to this story as told by Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro to find out what happens.
The Torah is always written on a scroll. Why is that? Why isn't it written in the sky or on the trees for everyone to see an admire? It turns out that the scroll is the perfect shape for one special reason.