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Keep You and Your Things Clean and Tidy

April 12, 2024

This week we read the double parshah, Tazriah. Like many of the parshayot in Sefer Vayikra (Leviticus), this parshah contains many laws and regulations governing ritual...
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Pay Attention to Details

March 29, 2024

God is in the details! This week, we read Parshat Tzav (צו), which is related to the word mitzvah (מצוה), meaning commandment or obligation. The commandments...
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Aim to Finish What You Start

March 15, 2024

In this week’s parshah, Parshat Pekudei, we learn that B’nai Israel completed all the tasks associated with building the Mishkan—the dwelling place for God. With this...
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Be Compassionate and Slow to Anger

March 1, 2024

In this week’s parshah, we consider what it means for God to be described as “womb-full” and capable of “taking deep breaths.” The parshah, Ki Tisa,...
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Take Advice From People Whom You Trust

February 2, 2024

This week’s parshah, Parshat Yitro, is named after Moshe’s father-in-law, the priest of Midian, Yitro. In this parshah, Yitro says to Moshe, “Listen to my voice,...
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Be Grateful For Your Freedom

January 19, 2024

This week’s middah is “Be grateful for your freedom.” At Heschel, we observed Martin Luther King Jr./A.J. Heschel Spirit Week, acknowledging the unique relationship between these...
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Don’t Hold a Grudge

December 22, 2023

This week’s parshah is called Vayigash – from the verb that means to “approach” or “come forward.” The parshah describes the emotional reunion of Yosef and...
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Remember Those Who Have Helped You

December 8, 2023

When times are difficult, we tend to focus on the negative. Now, unfortunately, is one of those times.  As we concern ourselves about the security of Israel and...
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Work Hard for What You Believe In

November 24, 2023

This week’s parshah, “Vayetzei,” meaning “And he left” or “he went out,” is found in Genesis 28:10.   Ya’akov leaves his hometown, Beersheba, and journeys to Charan....