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Atoning for Sins Against Planet Earth | Parashat Vezot Haberakhah & Sukkot

We can no longer ignore or deny it: the climate crisis is at our doorstep. Global warming and its consequences … […]

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Time to Listen | Parashat Haazinu

The first words of this week’s parasha “Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I … […]

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From Fear to Solidarity | Parashat Ki Tavo

As the dust of the election slowly settles, the hateful words thrown around in the heat of the moment are … […]

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Looking to the Future | Parashat Ki Teitze

Most of my life I’ve been an educator. Since becoming a counselor in my youth movement 18 years ago and … […]

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BINA's "Yom Kippur at Home" Guide

Download BINA’s new free "Yom Kippur at Home" guide to add meaning to your High Holidays.
Whether or not you attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, this new guide offers inspiring readings and rituals for you to do at home. […]

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Who’s Watching the Watchdogs of Democracy? | Parashat Shoftim

Some Torah Portions require almost no interpretation. People should just read them again and again, and hopefully something will sink … […]

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All Hidden Must Come to Light – Parashat Metzora

All Hidden Things Must Eventually Come to Light | Parashat Metzora By Avraham Eisen Originally published in Hebrew: http://www.bina.org.il/parasha-mezora-19/ This … […]

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An Educational Oasis | BINA Gap Year in Jerusalem Post

By Itay Goder (Jerusalem Post) Originally published in the Jerusalem Post. >>> Click here to learn more about BINA Gap … […]

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Circumsise Your Hearts | Parashat Eikev

(Click here for the Hebrew version.) In Parashat Eikev in the book of Deuteronomy, before the Israelites enter the Land … […]

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Give Baseless Love A Chance

To this day, the state’s religious establishment continues to exert control over its citizens’ most intimate moments. By Noga Brenner … […]

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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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