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Fire on Our Face | Parshat Tzav

Passover in the time of Coronavirus reminds us the importance of personal and collective responsibility. In this week's Parashat Hashavua, Maayan Arzi-Melinarski reminds us of the inherent tension between the priests and the prophets, teaching us that, in these strange days, our task to build a just society takes precedence over ceremony and ritual. […]

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Why Should We Care? | Parshat Vayikra

What do the laws of ritual sacrifice outlined in the Torah have to teach us about being quarantined? In this week's Parashat Hashavua, Avraham Eisen reflects on equality before the law, equality before pandemics, and what the values behind ancient practices that still have lessons for us today. […]

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Unite or Die | Parshat Vayakhel – Pekudei

This week’s Parsha is made up of two separate and consecutive Torah portions – Vayakhel and Pekudei. It’s ironic that Parshat Vayakhel (‘he convened’) comes at a time when all public meetings have been forbidden in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. […]

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What Leads Your Shopping Cart? | Parashat Ki Tisa

What kind of grocery shopper are you? Do you flip over the box and check out the nutritional information and indgredients, or just toss it in the cart? This week's Parasha, Ki Tisa, makes it clear that we should be reading the box carefully. Yael Dinur on Judaism, food, and how it got to our dinner tables. […]

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What do Super Tuesday and Shabbat Zachor have in common?

On the Shabbat before Purim, it is customary to add a reading to the weekly Parsha that is called, “Parshat Zachor.” The reason behind this tradition is hidden in a verse from the added parsha, “Remember what Amalek did to you.” This verse, now linked to Purim, is an echo that reminds us of how the Amalek lineage eventually begets the evil Haman.  […]

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Yom Ki(Purim)

It is easy to understand why Purim might be someone's favorite Jewish holiday. There are costumes, noisemakers, jam-filled triangle cookies, and even a theological justification for drinking without inhibition! In a Jewish holiday calendar so often filled with solemnity and grief, Purim stands out a holiday unlike any other. […]

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A Jewish LEAP Year: The New B’nai Mitzvah

Will you indulge us for a moment?  Can we take a minute to point out a few challenges in how we launch our children on their Jewish journeys?  Don’t worry – we won’t just kvetch; we also have a pretty good solution for how to address these challenges.  […]

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We are all (no longer) slaves | Parashat Beshalach

Avraham Eisen explores the relevance of this lesson for our current complicated political reality […]

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For if you destroy it, there is no one to restore it after you | Tu BiShvat

Tu b’Shvat, the new year for the trees, a Jewish celebration of nature and all that it does for us. […]

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To Exploit and Be Exploited. To Apologize. To Survive | Parashat Bo

How does the end of Egyptian slavery compare with the end of the Holocaust? […]

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Tour South Tel Sviv

Discovering South Tel Aviv

Five must-see spots on the "other side" of Tel Aviv The neighborhoods of south Tel Aviv are the "wrong side … […]

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My Gap Year with BINA – A Life Changing Program

Nehama Dormont – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv, is summarizing her first five months on the … […]

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My Gap Year With BINA – Judaism Through a Secular Lens

Meet Kylie Heering – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv. Check out Kylie's own exciting summary of … […]

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Change and Constancy | Parashat VeYechi

Parashat "VeYechi," closes out the book of Genesis, and the string of family dramas of the fathers and mothers; a … […]

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Finding My Community in Israel

Meet Michael Duke, a participant on MITF – Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Tel Aviv, and learn about his journey … […]

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BINA: An innovative Jewish movement in two innovative regions

By Marla Goodman, first published in The Jerusalem Report  What else can Israeli innovation bring to the famed Silicon Valley … […]

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Noah's Journey on MITF with BINA

Meet Noah Kaplan, a participant in our unique Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program with BINA in Tel Aviv. As an … […]

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No Miracle Befell Us – Hanukkah and the Courage to be Secular

First published on The "Srugim" website "For the secular there is no sovereign. The contradictions in his life have no … […]

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The Wandering Jew

During the past week, I have been travelling throughout the United States for work. I have been taking part in … […]

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