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Eikev

Bread is not enough The words that G-d speaks to us Can nourish our souls   Deut 8:3 - “… man does not live by...
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Parties In Haiku: A $90,000 B’nei Mitzvah Celebration

Expensive parties Some kids get carried away These two broke the mold   This one isn’t about the Torah portion, although it is about...
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Va-Et’chanan

This week’s portion includes Moses’s retelling of the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-18)   I am Adonai Who brought you out of Egypt Out from...
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Pinchas

G-d speaks to Moses You disobeyed at Kadesh Your days are numbered Moses speaks to G-d I’ve got to pass the baton Name a...
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Balak

Some familiar words The start of a morning prayer Spoken by Balaam The opening verse of Mah Tovu, part of the morning worship service,...
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Chukat

When Miriam dies The people start complaining It’s not the first time After Aaron dies The people start complaining It’s NOT THE LAST TIME  ...
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Korach

Moses is challenged Was it a family feud? Korach felt slighted Many commentators suggest Korach’s motivation for challenging Moses was familial jealousy. Not just...
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Sh’lach L’cha

G-d’s angry again Moses has to “talk Him down” It sounds familiar After the people made the golden calf, G-d told Moses, “Let Me...
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B’haalot’cha

Miriam, Aaron Complain about their brother The humble Moses Displaying anger G-d punishes Miriam Turning her skin white But Moses reacts With compassion, not...
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Naso

Twelve tribal leaders Twelve offerings – all the same Twelve day ritual What is the lesson? Communities need us all But each is unique...