Weekly Torah Portion

God Is In The Details – Parshat “Tetzaveh”

“Torah shows us that the truth, both the divine and ours, is found in our faith in the power of the connection of opposites.” This week’s parashah explores the power in the connection of opposites. Ran Oron, reminds us that “In these days of turmoil in our hearts we must insist on the power of connection.” […]

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Tips for the IDF Reservist After 126 Days at War By Yuval Linden

  What a series of intense, wild events! Every time that you think things are calming down and you’ll have … […]

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And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day: [the men among] you should not go near a woman.” Exodus 19:15

Ayala Deckel, Head of the BINA Secular Yeshiva, reflects on In this week’s portion, Yitro, we reach a dramatic moment in our formation as a people: receiving the Ten Commandments – the value base of our nation, our moral compass… […]

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What We Can Learn From Miriam About Leadership During Times of Crisis

BINA contributor and supporter, Ran Oron, discusses what we can learn about leadership from Miriam during the exodus of Israelites from Egypt in this week’s Torah portion. […]

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On the Hardening and Strengthening of Hearts | Parshat Vaera | Elliot Vaisrub Glasenberg

What can we learn from the story of Pharaoh and the hardening of his heart in our day and time? Read more in this week’s edition of BINA’s commentary on the weekly Torah portion, this time by BINA educator Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg on Parashat Vaera >>> […]

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These Are the Names – Parashat Shemot | Ayala Deckel

Ayala Deckel, Head of the BINA Secular Yeshiva, reflects on the connections between this week’s Torah portion – Parashat Shemot (which literally means “Names”), and the names and stories of the the fallen and the captives in the Israel-Gaza war. Click to read this week’s edition of BINA’s commentary on the weekly Torah Portion >>> […]

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“All human actions are founded upon dreams and their end too is a dream”* | Parashat Miketz

In this week’s edition of BINA’s commentary on Parashat Hashavua (the weekly Torah portion), Nir Braudo, Executive Director of BINA, explores what we can learn from the Joseph story as we dream and work for the release of those held captive in Gaza. Shabbat Shalom. […]

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“Together We Will Prevail?” | Parashat Vayishlach

What exactly do we mean by “prevail”? Over who or what exactly will we prevail? What would that look like? How will we know that we have indeed “prevailed”? When will we know? And is war even something in which anyone can truly “prevail” or “win” or “be victorious”? How does this relate to Parashat Vayishlach? […]

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Parshat Vayetze | Gili Dvash Yeshurun

I feel a little bit like Jacob right now. I’m turning to the heavens and requesting from his holiness or God or karma to prove itself. Come and show yourself to me. Come and prove that you are on our side. Send me signals that the good will overcome the evil, the conniving, the conspiracies, and the hardnesses of the heart. […]

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Together We Will Prevail ” – Parshat Toldot Ayala Deckel – 2023 – 5784″

Parashat Toldot, presents a painful model of togetherness – “together we will prevail” is the togetherness of difference. Of those who recognize and give space to the differences among them and yet still are able to come together for common goals. […]

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