Torah Columns
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Parshat Ki Tzeitzi By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of August 20, 2010/ 10 Elul 5770 The "controversial" cover photo on the Aug. 9 issue of Time featured the face of a young Afghani woman whose … more
Parshat Shoftim by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of August 13, 2010/ 3 Elul 5770 I’ve always marveled at the notion that Jewish men or women do not need to get any education beyond a Torah … more
August 6, 2010/ 26 Av, 5770Who is the most desperate, destitute member of the Jewish society? It’s a loaded question and there is no correct answer. Unless you specify from whose … more
Parshat Eikev by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 30, 2010/ 19 Av 5770 Other than former current events, nothing dates a Jewish book more than when discussing or quoting a deceased great … more
Parshat Va'Etchanan by Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 23, 2010/ 12 Av 5770 There is a story told of a Jew who bought a car from a very yeshivish mechanic. As he was about to drive away, the … more
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
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