One Minute Torah: Tetzaveh 5779

Our parshah this week, Tetzaveh, describes plans for the Tabernacle, the mobile sanctuary that the Israelites would carry with them through the desert.

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One Minute Torah: Terumah 5779

The creativity of young children flows freely. But as they grow, students seem to need more and more scaffolding from adults before they can produce.

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One Minute Torah: Yitro 5779

Most days, I am not capable of grasping the debt that white America owes to Native Americans and African-Americans.

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One Minute Torah: Bo 5779

When biologist Paul Ehrlich began his search for the first antibiotics, he referred to the hopeful drugs as “magic bullets”.

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One Minute Torah: Vaera 5779

This week, God speaks to Moses, and tells him “I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…” And now I am here with you, and you are to go to Pharoah.

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One Minute Torah: Vayigash 5779

Through four years of high-school, 50 minutes a day, I sat in the Hebrew class of Yehudit Bass.

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One Minute Torah: Miketz/Chanukah 5779

Every time I think I understand something about Chanukah, I discover a deeper layer with an opposing meaning.

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One Minute Torah: Vayeshev 5779

The story of Potiphar’s wife touches a lot of raw spots in today’s sexual politics.

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One Minute Torah: Vayetze 5779

Thanks to the timelessness of Torah and the time-limited nature of our lives, this week’s commentary is from the archives.

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One Minute Torah: Toledot 5779

If my grandmother, of blessed memory, could have been at CBJ last Shabbat, she would have been appalled.

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