Weekly Torah Commentary

From Curses to Blessings

Sometimes the darkest moments bring out the light and opportunities arise for adversaries to become ...

Wonder Women

This week, in Parashat Chukat, we learn about the death of one of Judaism’s greatest ancestors: Mi...

Rebel With (or Without) a Cause

As we learn this week, sometimes our past rituals don’t match our present values. Join Rabbi Rick ...

Challenge Accepted

What’s your holy mission? In Parashah Sh'lach L'cha, we learn about the 12 scouts, or emissaries, ...

Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives

In this week’s Parashah, B'haalot'cha, Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses - leading to Miriam's ...

Suspicious Minds: The “Errant” Woman

What happens when the Me Too Movement meets Parashat Naso? This week’s complicated Torah portion a...

But, Who's Counting?

In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat B'midbar, we're commanded to take a census of the “whole ...

Making Our Community Better for Everyone

This week, we close out the book of Leviticus with Parashat B’chukotai, and learn about the reward...

With Liberty & Economic Justice for All

In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat B’har, we learn commandments around economic and environm...

What is Blasphemy?

This week's Torah portion, Parashat Emor, deals with the crime of blasphemy, which was punished by s...