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A Nuanced Redemption (Parashat Chayei Sarah)

What does Isaac's pain after losing Sarah teach us about the way we mourn and find redemption after a loss?

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A Nuanced Redemption (Parashat Chayei Sarah)
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It's Your Problem Too (Parashat Lech Lecha)

Our tradition tells us to tolerate the faults of our hosts, until they cross the line...

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It's Your Problem Too (Parashat Lech Lecha)
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Sweat the Small Stuff (Parashat Ki Teitzei)

Sometimes doing the littelest things in life can actually be the hardest

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Sweat the Small Stuff (Parashat Ki Teitzei)
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Can We Be Too Clever? (Parashat Shoftim)

Can we outsmart our own religion? You bet! But it comes at a cost.

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Can We Be Too Clever? (Parashat Shoftim)
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Reading Reality (Parashat Balak)

Why do we often seek to find the worst in people just to confirm out biases?

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Reading Reality (Parashat Balak)
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The Real Beneficiaries of Our Rituals (Parashat Beha'alotecha)

Though it may seem like we are performing rituals for God, our Rabbi had other ideas...

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The Real Beneficiaries of Our Rituals (Parashat Beha'alotecha)
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Redefining Masculinity (Parashat Naso)

Much of Jewish history is a conversation about what it means to be a "man." The Rabbis had some surprising things to say about it.

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Redefining Masculinity (Parashat Naso)
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Why Bother Caring for the Stranger? (Parashat Mishpatim)

The foundation ethical commandment in our Torah is to care for the stranger. All our great thinkers agree about it's centrality but few agree on why.

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Why Bother Caring for the Stranger? (Parashat Mishpatim)
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A Different Kind of Darkness (Parashat Bo)

Our Ancient Rabbis understood that the plague of darkness wasn't a normal type of darkness. But the lessons from the Egyptian struggle with it can teach us a lot about how many in our world stuggle with the darkness of depression.

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A Different Kind of Darkness (Parashat Bo)