Torah Commentary

Parshat Ha’azinu: What is Moses trying to tell us?

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By Rabbah Arlene Berger | Special to JT Parshat Ha’azinu is the second to last chapter in the Torah. We’ve been schlepping across the desert...

Yom Kippur: Atonement and purification before God

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By Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss The purpose of Yom Kippur is stated explicitly in the Torah: “For on this day, shall atone for you, to...

This week’s Torah portion is Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. We’re all in this together

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Rabbi Corey Helfand | Special to JT Rabbi Boruch of Medzhybizh (19th-century Ukraine), the grandson of the great Chassidic master the Ba’al Shem Tov, taught:...

Parshat Ki Tavo: The Accursed Transgressors

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Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss | Special to JT In Parashat Ki Tavo, a series of curses are directed at twelve categories of transgressors: anyone who (1)...

Parshat Ki Teitzei: When at first you don’t succeed, try again

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Zachary Langer | KSDS This week’s haftorah portion is the fifth in a series of haftorot that represent God comforting us after our actions led...

Parshat Shoftim: Why Bribery Doesn’t Pay

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Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss | Special to JT Which Torah commentary is the most underrated of them all? In my opinion, it’s the Book of Proverbs...

Parshat Shoftim: In pursuit of justice

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Adley Weinberg | Krieger Schechter Day School The name of my Torah portion, Shoftim, means “Judges.” Shoftim focuses on how you should not judge people...

Parshat Re’eh: Finding meaning in the laws of kashrut

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By Jonah Reisner | Krieger Schechter Day School What I found most interesting about the laws of kashrut found in this week's parsha, Parshat Re'eh,...

Parshat Re’eh: Jewish identity and mourning

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By Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss “Hashem’s children,” “a holy nation,” “chosen by Hashem,” “most treasured of peoples.” When you encounter such phrases, which of the 613...

Parshat Eikev: The law of conservation of miracles

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Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss | Special to JT In this week’s Torah portion, Eikev, Moses prepares the Israelites for their upcoming conquest of the Land of...