Like Manna From Heaven

Categories: Beshalach, Parsha

This week’s Parsha, Beshalach, tells of the Jewish people leaving Egypt and crossing the Sea. It also begins to tell us of their journey in the desert. Obviously, their time in the desert was a significant one; it is the time period that takes up most of the Torah. The Jewish people were sustained throughout their travels by Manna, the… Read More

And You Shall Live

Categories: Chayei Sarah, Parsha

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY No amount of Rabbinical School training prepares you for a week like this past one. The amount of numbness, emotions, sadness, love, shock, awe, mourning, and support has been overwhelming for many and the days ahead will likely prove to be overwhelming as well. In truth, I should leave it this week saying… Read More

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