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Bereyshit
No'ah
Leh-Leha
Vayera
Hayey Sarah
Toldot
Vayetzey
Vayishlah
Vayeshev
Miketz
Vayigash
Vayhi
Shemot
Va'era
Yitro
Mishpatim
Terumah
Tetzaveh
Ki Tisa
Vayakhel-Pekudey
Vayikra
Tzav
Shemini
Tazri'a-Metzora
Aharey Mot-Kedoshim
Emor
Behar-Behukotay
Bemidbar
Naso
Beha'aloteha
Shelah
Korah
Hukat-Balak
Pinhas
Matot-Masey
Devarim
Va'ethanan
Ekev
Re'eh
Shoftim
Ki Tetzey
Ki Tavo
Nitzavim-Vayeleh
Ha'azinu
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot
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Simchat Torah
Hanukah
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Pesah
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  Yitro February 18, ' 06
Jews Struggle with Unity, Challenges of MembershipRabbi Jeffrey ScheinMay 7, ' 03
Words of GodRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 23, ' 03
"Hearing" the "Voice" of GodRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02

  Mishpatim February 25, ' 06
Jewish Tradition and SlaveryRabbi Jeffrey ScheinMay 7, ' 03
Approaching TorahRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 31, ' 03
Ordering ChaosRabbi Howard CohenMay 14, ' 02
The Gift of FreedomRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMay 14, ' 02
Having Yourselves Been Slaves in EgyptRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Terumah March 4, ' 06
Blueprint for a Full Jewish LifeRabbi Jeffrey ScheinMay 7, ' 03
The Golden Calf and the MishkanRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 10, ' 03
God is the Architect, We Are the BuildersRabbi Howard CohenMay 14, ' 02
Building the TabernacleRabbi Howard CohenJan 1, ' 01
Do you want to be a millionaire?Rabbi Lewis EronApr 2, ' 00

  Tetzaveh March 11, ' 06
Forever is Forever Ellen DanninFeb 2, ' 05
Creating Sacred SpaceRabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 4, ' 03
On Holding High Jewish Office: Do Clothes Make the Man?Rabbi Jeffrey ScheinMay 7, ' 03
Why Moses Did Not Become a PriestRabbi Steven Pik-NathanFeb 17, ' 03
Connecting the Ner Tamid and AmalekRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMay 12, ' 02
Purification Before Performing RitualsRabbi Howard CohenMay 12, ' 02

  Purim March 14, ' 06
Let's Reconstruct Purim to Become a Celebration of Feminism Barbara CarrMar 21, ' 05
A Reflection on PowerRabbi Lewis EronMar 11, ' 03
A Time to Challenge DistinctionsRabbi Steven SegarFeb 10, ' 03

  Ki Tisa March 18, ' 06
Trying to Limit the Divine - the Sin of the Golden CalfRabbi Lewis EronFeb 22, ' 05
Grounded Engagement Connects Us To Infinite Joy Ellen DanninJan 30, ' 05
The Torah as Puzzle: You Can Rearrange the PartsRabbi Jeffrey ScheinApr 11, ' 03
Two Sides of the Golden CalfRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 10, ' 03
The Promise of ForgivenessRabbi Lewis EronFeb 13, ' 03
DualismRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02

  Vayakhel-Pekudey March 25, ' 06
Journeying From the "Children of Israel" to the "House of Israel" James GreeneMar 8, ' 05
Capacity to Receive is A Limited ResourceRabbi Shai GluskinMar 2, ' 05
The Giving Heart of the "Gangs of Washington"Rabbi Jeffrey ScheinApr 11, ' 03
Vision is Important in Guiding Our WorkRabbi Jeffrey ScheinApr 11, ' 03
ShadowsRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 10, ' 03
Reconstructing the Prohibitions of ShabbatRabbi Steven Pik-NathanFeb 28, ' 03
The Greatest MiracleRabbi Lewis EronMay 14, ' 02
Our Appointed TasksRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Vayikra April 1, ' 06
Drawing Close to Sacrifice Ellen DanninMar 13, ' 05
Our Words And Prayers Are All We Need To Connect With The DivineRabbi Rachel EssermanMar 10, ' 05
Shabbat Zahor -- Reconstructing Amalek Via HasidismRabbi Shawn ZevitMar 9, ' 05
Where Does the Spirit of Sacrifice Take Us?Rabbi Jeffrey ScheinApr 11, ' 03
StructureRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMar 23, ' 03
Insights from LeviticusRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
Leviticus - A Spiritual GuidebookRabbi Lewis EronMar 18, ' 00

  Tzav April 8, ' 06
The Ascending HeartRabbi Jeffrey ScheinApr 11, ' 03
Olah, Zevach Shelamim and IraqRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMar 21, ' 03
The Thanksgiving OfferingRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Pesah April 13, ' 06
Circles and CyclesRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 9, ' 04
The Miracle of FreedomRabbi Emanuel GoldsmithApr 25, ' 03

  Shemini April 22, ' 06
Strange Fire ... a Midrashic Reconstruction on Nadav and AvihuRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 11, ' 03
Respecting BoundariesRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02

  Tazri'a-Metzora April 29, ' 06
Does Historical Accuracy of Religious Texts Matter? Aaron SeidmanApr 13, ' 03
Finding Healing in SeparationRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 11, ' 03
Tzara'at and ImpurityRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 4, ' 03
Reconstructing Biblical Views on Impurity Following Childbirth Ellen DanninMay 20, ' 02
Tzara'at and SelfishnessRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
Illness: Banishment or Empathy?Rabbi Lewis EronApr 2, ' 00

  Aharey Mot-Kedoshim May 6, ' 06
Between Death and Death Ellen DanninApr 18, ' 05
WholinessRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 30, ' 04
Blood Ellen DanninApr 21, ' 03
Shabbat HaGadolRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
WarningsRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
Ethical MitzvotRabbi Steven Pik-NathanApr 18, ' 02

  Emor May 13, ' 06
Collection of Brief Comments/Art from a TorahQuest EncounterRabbi Shai GluskinMay 7, ' 05

  Behar-Behukotay May 20, ' 06
Thinking, Speaking, and Acting: the Braid of Social Responsibility Gregory MillasJun 23, ' 04
Walking in God's WaysRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMay 22, ' 03
Blessings and CursesRabbi Lewis EronMay 20, ' 02
What is 'Herem" (Proscribed)?Rabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
PovertyRabbi Howard CohenMay 29, ' 00
"If You Follow My Laws..."Rabbi Howard CohenMay 27, ' 00
LandRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Bemidbar May 27, ' 06
Nachshon ben AminadavRabbi Steven Pik-NathanSep 10, ' 03
MarriageRabbi Howard CohenMay 12, ' 02

  Shavuot June 2, ' 06
Ruth, the First ConvertRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Naso June 10, ' 06
Holy IsolationRabbi Howard CohenJun 16, ' 00
The True HonorRabbi Lewis EronJun 12, ' 00
The NaziriteRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Beha'aloteha June 17, ' 06
MiriamRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJun 21, ' 02
The Hidden MeaningRabbi Howard CohenJun 1, ' 00
Be Careful What You Wish ForRabbi David SteinJan 1, ' 99
Just A Little Prayer Will DoRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Shelah June 24, ' 06
The Reminder of TzitzitRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJun 21, ' 02
TzitzitRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Korah July 1, ' 06
Destruction and CreationRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJun 17, ' 04
Why Did Korah Rebel?Rabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 3, ' 03
LeadershipRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJun 23, ' 02
What is "community"?Rabbi Howard CohenMay 12, ' 02
Who Has the Authority to Change Judaism?Rabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Hukat-Balak July 8, ' 06
A Curse Turned Blessing Ellen DanninJul 15, ' 03
The Red Heifer Ellen DanninMay 12, ' 02
The Well of Tradition and Miriam's WellRabbi Lewis EronJun 12, ' 00
On Being A Paradox JewRabbi Michael CohenJan 1, ' 00
Balaam Recognizes the One GodRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Pinhas July 15, ' 06
The Tragedy of PinhasRabbi Candy LobbJul 18, ' 03
EgalitarianismRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJun 30, ' 02
The World of SilenceRabbi Howard CohenAug 10, ' 00
Transitioning LeadershipRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Matot-Masey July 22, ' 06
The Importance of Re-Reading TorahRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 98

  Devarim July 29, ' 06
"Rav Lakh"Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanJul 21, ' 02
Shabbat HazonRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 99

  Tisha b'Av August 3, ' 06
The Modern Meaning of Tisha b'AvRabbi Lewis EronMay 14, ' 02

  Va'ethanan August 5, ' 06
The Ten Commandments David SternAug 5, ' 03
Tisha B'AvRabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 4, ' 03
"It Reached No Further"Rabbi Howard CohenAug 11, ' 00
Our Sustaining HopeRabbi Lewis EronAug 10, ' 00
Shabbat NahamuRabbi Richard HirshJan 1, ' 99

  Ekev August 12, ' 06
Rewards and BlessingRabbi Lewis EronOct 1, ' 02
"If I were a rich man..."Rabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Re'eh August 19, ' 06
"Be Happy!" Eric MendelsohnSep 1, ' 03

  Shoftim August 26, ' 06
Ancient DebateRabbi Candy LobbAug 29, ' 03
Think Like a Lawyer Ellen DanninAug 27, ' 03
Melech Ha-Olam, Sovereign of AllRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 98

  Ki Tetzey September 2, ' 06
Ownership of Property, Returning Lost PropertyRabbi Steven Pik-NathanSep 5, ' 03
Honest Weights and MeasuresRabbi Lewis EronSep 5, ' 02
It Just Isn't So!Rabbi Lewis EronMay 12, ' 02
What is the purpose of observing mitzvot?Rabbi Howard CohenMay 12, ' 02

  Ki Tavo September 9, ' 06
ConsequencesRabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 4, ' 03
First FruitsRabbi Steven Pik-NathanAug 22, ' 02
Serving God in GladnessRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Nitzavim-Vayeleh September 16, ' 06
Choose LifeRabbi Steven Pik-NathanAug 29, ' 02
Standing Together in CovenantRabbi Howard CohenMay 20, ' 02
You Should Live to Be 120Rabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Rosh Hashanah September 22, ' 06
God and People Mutually AccountableRabbi Shai GluskinSep 28, ' 03
Why on earth are we here?Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanSep 28, ' 03
Being Part of the Universe Mel ScultSep 26, ' 03
The Akeida: Questions of Sacrifice Syd NestelOct 2, ' 02

  Ha'azinu September 30, ' 06
Between a Rock and a Hard Place Ellen DanninSep 23, ' 03

  Yom Kippur October 2, ' 06
Unetanah Tokef - In the Wake of the DecreeDr. Ellen FrankelOct 6, ' 05
Eleh Ezkarah -- Sacrifice and MartyrdomRabbi Lewis EronOct 2, ' 05
Goat's Journey Helps Us to See OurselvesRabbi Shai GluskinSep 13, ' 04
Future Prayer Ellen DanninOct 3, ' 03

  Sukkot October 7, ' 06
Sukkot: Yom Kippur's CounterbalanceRabbi Michael CohenJan 1, ' 00

  Shemini Atzeret October 13, ' 06
Taking Down the Sukkah: Thoughts for the day after Shemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99
Taking Down the Sukkah: Thoughts for the day after Shemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Simchat Torah October 15, ' 06
Moses Died With a Promised Land Ellen DanninJul 11, ' 02

  Bereyshit October 21, ' 06
Shabbat and HolinessRabbi Steven Pik-NathanOct 4, ' 02
Not "How" but "Why"Rabbi Lewis EronOct 2, ' 02
Kaplan on Creation: An Explanation of Jewish Mission Mel ScultMay 14, ' 02
Malachim Ellen DanninMay 14, ' 02

  No'ah October 28, ' 06
Let's Not Follow Noah's Example: A Call to ActionRabbi Laurie ZimmermanOct 10, ' 05
The Computer of BabelRabbi Arthur WaskowSep 1, ' 03
Symbolism of RainbowsRabbi Howard CohenMay 30, ' 00

  Leh-Leha November 4, ' 06
Abraham the WarriorRabbi Lewis EronOct 22, ' 03
"Be a Blessing!"Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanSep 10, ' 03
Being a Member of the Jewish PeopleRabbi Howard CohenMay 30, ' 00
"Ger" (Stranger/Convert)Rabbi Howard CohenAug 1, ' 98

  Vayera November 11, ' 06
Bound FaithRabbi Steven Pik-NathanNov 14, ' 03
The destruction of the cities of Sodom and GomorrahRabbi Steven Pik-NathanOct 22, ' 02
The Sins of SodomRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Hayey Sarah November 18, ' 06
Filling in the Missing Pieces of Sarah's LifeRabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 4, ' 03
The Life of SarahRabbi Steven Pik-NathanOct 31, ' 02
Holy PlacesRabbi Lewis EronNov 22, ' 00

  Toldot November 25, ' 06
Seize the Opportunity Richard HaimowitzNov 25, ' 02
His Father's WellsRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Vayetzey December 2, ' 06
Connecting with the DivineRabbi Steven Pik-NathanNov 25, ' 02
Meeting AngelsRabbi Lewis EronMay 30, ' 00
The Divine PlanRabbi Howard CohenJan 1, ' 00

  Vayishlah December 9, ' 06
The Legacy of YisraelRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 8, ' 03
Wrestling with .....Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 8, ' 03
Reconciliation and ChangeRabbi Howard CohenDec 15, ' 00
My Brother's KeeperRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Hanukah December 15, ' 06
Three ReasonsRabbi Howard CohenDec 22, ' 00
December and DedicationRabbi Toba SpitzerDec 20, ' 00

  Vayeshev December 16, ' 06
Tamar and Judah Ellen DanninDec 18, ' 03
On Being ReadyRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 8, ' 03
Joseph, Part 1Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanMay 20, ' 02
First Born SonsRabbi Howard CohenJan 1, ' 01

  Miketz December 23, ' 06
Joseph, the Favorite SonRabbi Elizabeth BoltonJul 4, ' 03
Jews-By-Choice: Asenath and RuthRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Vayigash December 30, ' 06
JudahRabbi Steven Pik-NathanDec 13, ' 02
Prophets and SagesRabbi Lewis EronDec 13, ' 02
United We StandRabbi Howard CohenJan 4, ' 01
ReconciliationRabbi Lewis EronMay 30, ' 00

  Vayhi January 6, ' 07
The Danger of Religious Fanaticism James GreeneJan 10, ' 06
Jacob's Final DreamRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 12, ' 04
Birthright and BrotherhoodRabbi Steven Pik-NathanDec 20, ' 02
Life Beyond DeathRabbi Lewis EronJan 1, ' 99

  Shemot January 13, ' 07
Being Trapped in Our Own LiesRabbi Lewis EronJan 17, ' 06
MosheRabbi Candy LobbJan 16, ' 04
Why Slavery?Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanDec 27, ' 02
To KnowRabbi Steven Pik-NathanMay 20, ' 02
"Blessed is the One Who is the Breath of Life"Rabbi Arthur WaskowJan 1, ' 98

  Va'era January 20, ' 07
Making God Appear in Our Lives and Through Our Lives Ellen DanninJan 23, ' 06
What's in a name?Rabbi Steven Pik-NathanFeb 2, ' 04
Speaking vs. ListeningRabbi Steven Pik-NathanJan 3, ' 03
The Other Side of Slavery Ellen DanninJan 3, ' 03
Moses' Double MissionRabbi Lewis EronMay 14, ' 02
Two Prophets on Self-DeificationRabbi Howard CohenMay 14, ' 02

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