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Parshat Shemot: Ancient Story, Contemporary Meaning

12/24/2021 10:38:17 AM

Dec24

Rabbi Barry Gelman

The Exodus narrative that we begin reading about this week, is such a powerful story that it has been used as a model of inspiration to many freedom campaigns. Below are a few examples of why the Exodus saga has and continues to have such relevance.

I provide them for you to ponder and think about in terms of your own social action work.
 
    1.    On January 14, 1963,...Read more...

Come as B'nei Yaakov... Stay as B'nei Yisrael

12/21/2021 04:12:40 AM

Dec21

Rabbi Barry Gelman

Parashat Vayechi 5782

What lasting message are we left with as we complete the book of Bereishit? We can take a hint from the introduction to Jacob’s blessing of his sons.

הִקָּבְצ֥וּ וְשִׁמְע֖וּ בְּנֵ֣י יַעֲקֹ֑ב וְשִׁמְע֖וּ אֶל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אֲבִיכֶֽם׃

Assemble and hearken, O sons of Jacob; Hearken to Israel your father: Many commentaries on the...Read more...

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