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Seeing Past, Present, and Future on the Road to Justice

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8.10.15

Parashat Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
August 10, 2015

“See”: This simple command opens this week’s parasha and gives it its name, Re’eh. “See: I place before you today the blessing and the curse.” This commandment introduces a moving teaching about how God’s commandments are set before us, and will lead to blessings if we fulfill them and curses if we abandon them. But […]

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Choosing to Light

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Menorah

December 17, 2014

What’s the big deal with the miracle of Hanukkah? A little oil lasted longer than it should have. And to what end? What really was at stake? Had the oil only lasted a day or had the Maccabees not lit the menorah at all, the only consequence would have been waiting a few more days […]

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Hope and Despair

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Masei, Numbers 33:1-36:13
July 23, 2014

The West Wing feels like a long time ago. The critically-acclaimed TV show of the late 1990s and early 2000s portrayed a president and his staff who were both passionate idealists and realistic politicians. Though the show was on the air through much of the turmoil of the previous decade, its spirit was informed by […]

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