Torah tl;dr–Beha’alotcha

Welcome to my podcast, Torah tl;dr. Oftentimes people will use “tl;dr”–which stands for “too long; didn’t read”–to indicate that what follows are highlights of something that is particularly verbose. Like the weekly Torah portion. Torah tl;dr injects a little wisdom into your day, giving you a highlight of the Torah portion, in 60 seconds or less. …

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Nachshon Moments, on Land as on Sea

The Israelites are on the move in this week's Torah portion, Beha'alotcha, as they pick up their journey through the Wilderness to the Promised Land. It is quite a logistical ordeal, moving that many people along with all of their belongings, not to mention all of the communal property, primarily the Tabernacle, their central sanctuary …

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The Mission Does Not Take Care of Itself

This is the season of graduation. Last week I was honored to attend the graduation ceremony of my rabbinical school, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, as a board member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association. Ozi had his graduation exercises from middle school earlier today before all the eighth graders went off to Wild Waves. And this …

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