Weekly Torah Commentary

The Sacred Pursuit for Reparations

This week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs takes a look at Parashat Bo and the behaviors of the Israelites during ...

Reaching the Promised Land

This week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs discusses Parashat Va'eira and reflects on the commonalities between re...

Born to Lead, Born to Serve

This week, as we move into the book of Exodus, we transition from learning about Joseph to learning ...

The Jewishness of Healing

In the closing portion of the book of Genesis, Joseph finds out his father is ill. Rabbi Jacobs, ref...

Formed in the Wilderness

This week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs sits with Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of The Foundation for Jewish Camp, to d...

The Meaning of Our Miracle

As this week’s Torah portion focuses on Joseph and his brothers, Rabbi Rick Jacobs discusses anoth...

Under the Sky

In this week's Torah portion, as Joseph searches for his brothers, he also seeks the shalom (peace) ...

A Place Unlike Any Other

In Parashah Vayishlach, we find Jacob transforming a site into a holy and special place. Rabbi Rick...

The Power of Jewish Meditation

Many of us lead busy lives, but what if we were to take just one moment each day to simply "be prese...

The Altar of Achievement

This week, Rabbi Jacobs discusses Parashat Tol'dot, or "The generations." Like Rebecca and her son J...