Weekly Torah Commentary

A Passover of Hope

Why is this Passover not like all other Passovers? How can we observe this festival meaningfully and...

Following Their Lead

Jewish wisdom says a child’s Torah education should start with the Book of Leviticus. As we read i...

The Laws of Leviticus, Choice, and A.J. Jacobs, the Gratitude Expert

How can we find modern meaning in ancient rituals? From our "greatest hits" collection comes this ep...

Special Episode: Announcing a New Format, Coming Soon!

Four years after launching our weekly Torah podcast, we’re getting ready to shake things up a litt...

Three United Faiths, One Divine Presence

In Vayak’heil-P’kudei, we see that God was so pleased with the Israelites’ sacred space (the T...

Slowing Ourselves to Anger

What is the Jewish approach to anger? How do we deal with it in a way that’s healthy? This week, R...

Let Your Eternal Light Shine

This week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs takes a look at parashat T’tzaveh, in which the Israelites are comman...

Building Our Own Tabernacle Together

In this week’s Parashah, the Israelites contribute whatever they can to Moses in order to help bui...

Mindfulness, Being Present, and Having Heart

What does it mean to be "mindful," to truly slow down and pay attention to what's happening in our d...

Commanded to Honor, Compelled to Care

In Parashat Yitro, we are instructed to honor our parents, in part so that we may live longer lives....