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Parshat Devarim by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 16, 2010/ 5 Av, 5770 Like most of us who are up to date on local news, I don't think Jewish scholarship in women is something we need to … more
Parshat Matot by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 9, 2010/ 29 Tammuz, 5770Without getting into particulars (I’ll leave you to look up the details), the Zohar on Parshat Matot uses the … more
Parshat Pinchas By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 2, 2010/ 20 Tammuz, 5770 "Our father died in the desert" (27:3) claim the daughters of Tzlafchad as they build their case to earn his … more
Parshat Balak by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of June 25, 2010/ 13 Tammuz, 5770One of the most difficult things for people to say is “I was wrong.” It is even harder to say, and really mean, “I … more
Parshat Korach By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of June 11, 2010/ 28 Sivan 5770In general, the Torah portion gets its name from the first, second or third word of the parsha, unless the opening is … more
By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of June 4, 2010 / 22 Sivan 5770 In the last verse of their statement the spies say, “And there we saw the Nefilim, the sons of the [original] giant of the Nefilim. … more
Parshat Beha'alotcha By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 28, 2010/ 15 Sivan 5770Bamidbar chapter 11 is an example of the aftermath of someone observing that everything is perfect and cannot … more
Issue of May 21, 2010/ 8 Sivan 5770 I cherish the fact that the Torah does not hide from truths, and does not whitewash unpleasant situations. Biblical narratives in and beyond the Torah … more
Parshat Bamidbar by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 15, 2010/ 1 Sivan 5770 When one looks at synagogue décor, one often notices odes to the 12 tribes. The specific images on the stained … more
Parshat Behar-Bechukoti by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 7, 2010/ 23 Iyar 5770“The Living Torah” is the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s translation of the Chumash. In addition to the standard … more
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