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Keep Justice Blind and Brave | Parashat Devarim

Parashat Devarim opens the Book of Deuteronomy, the final of the Five Books of Moses. This year, Shabbat Parashat Devarim … […]

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Uniting a Divided Nation | Parashat Matot

In our Torah portion this week, Parashat Matot, the children of Israel are mere steps away from the promised land. … […]

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Zelophehad’s Daughters: The 2019 Version | Parashat Pinchas

Zelophehad’s Daughters: The 2019 Version |  Parashat Pinchas By Yuval Linden  Parashat Pinchas describes the incredible story of the daughters … […]

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Is it good to be alone? | Parshat Balak

Is it good to be alone? | Parshat Balak By Yarin Raban Balaam Ben-Peor's 'blessing' is really a terrible curse. … […]

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Celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish Community | Parashat Chukat

Celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish Community | Parashat Chukat Nir Braudo This week, the distress of the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Israel … […]

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The Perils of Political Populism | Parashat Korach

“Populism is a political style that appeals to the general public’s  support and sympathy by using simple, catchy messages. The … […]

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Vision and Reality | Parashat Shelach Lecha

Vision and Reality | Parashat Shelach Lecha Eran Baruch Parashat "Shelach Lecha", or as it is commonly known, "The Parasha … […]

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Widening the Circle – Parashat Bemidbar

By Avraham Eisen This week’s parasha, Bemidbar, opens the Book of Bemidbar which is the fourth of the five books … […]

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Do We Need Secular Mitzvot? – Parashat Behar

The mitzvot of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year) and Yovel (the Jubilee year) have undergone fascinating processes of secularization over the years. Shemittah underwent a process of new age-y individualization, and the Jubilee went through politicization. But do we really need mitzvot at all? […]

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Man Does Not Live by BBQ Alone – Parashat Emor

We can understand a very meaningful message about our Jewish calendar – it is a calendar that stands in opposition to star-worship and idolatry, a calendar in which human beings take a central place in the design and determination of it. […]

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Podcast: Which Secular Jews "rebuild" the Seder

Nir Braudo and Shmuel Rosner discuss the ways in which secular Jews can “re-build” the Passover Seder in the Jewish … […]

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Judging Justly – Parashat Kedoshim

No matter who faces the law, whether poor or rich, strong or weak, large or small – they should be judged justly. Hence, to this day, it is crucial to establish an objective, independent legal system that is not influenced by narrow considerations, by the interests of a single person or party, or by personal circumstances. […]

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From Past to Future – They Say There's Still Hope

On Passover, we are called upon to create connections between our personal story and the communal so that they may be meaningful for us and our children. Most importantly, we must consider what echoes of slavery and freedom are present in our midst. […]

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Purity Laws and the Elections – Parashat Tazria

But hidden within the idea of purity and impurity we find an important message about the nature of people and the meaning of their actions. Unlike the list of appetizing animals from the previous Parsha, humans are not wholly impure or wholly pure – they are both. […]

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The Geek’s Guide To Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is known for its beaches and nightlife – so what’s a geek to do?! Here are a few ways to explore the city’s historical, artistic, and intellectual landmarks. Bust out your fanny packs, nerds, the White City is ready to delight! […]

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Way do Gap year in Israel - Bina

Why Do a Gap Year in Israel?

High school is coming to an end, and you’re ready to take the first real grown-up steps in life. But before you take the big leap into college or university and student life, you can upgrade your future with a gap year in Israel. […]

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Let there be no fire between us – Parashat Shemini

The sacred and the profane that are at the heart of the Parasha invite us to think carefully about what kind of responsibility is demanded of our public servants and leaders, and if this dichotomous, uncompromising approach is one that will allow us to continue to develop and grow as a democratic society. […]

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