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Posts Tagged: Torah commentary

November 4, 2022 1:09 pm

Doublespeak at Its Worst

The end of this month will mark 75 years since the passage of UN Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947. This paved the way for...

October 15, 2021 10:12 am

We Can Learn Most From Those Who Are Different From Us

Devaki Raj is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdAI, an artificial-intelligence startup that “enables anyone to create high quality solutions to analyze imagery and video.”...

August 6, 2021 11:26 am

Jews Must Search for the Silver Lining

Over the past year-and-a-half, as the COVID-19 pandemic has relentlessly unfolded, we have all faced countless ups-and-downs -- hopeful glimpses of sunlight that are soon dashed...

July 23, 2021 12:10 pm

Our Loving Relationship With God

This Shabbat is ‘Tu Be’Av’ — the 15th day of the Jewish month of Av — an obscure Jewish festival day when we highlight the...

July 9, 2021 11:41 am

Why Loyalty and Integrity Are Central to Jewish Life

The Book of Numbers draws to a close with themes of tribes, journeys, and possessions — with the fight for survival, cities of refuge, and...

April 16, 2021 10:40 am

Why Fake News Is an Affront to God

Have you ever heard of Veles (pronounced “veh-less”)? I don’t expect you have. It’s a small town in a European country called North Macedonia —...

February 5, 2021 12:13 pm

The Jewish Nation: Proof That the Impossible Is Possible

William L. Rowe (1931–2015) was a distinguished professor of philosophy at Purdue University, who specialized in the philosophy of religion. Although he discovered and embraced...

March 10, 2020 5:16 am

Parhsat Ki Tissa: Moses Annuls a Vow

Kol Nidre, the prayer said at the beginning of Yom Kippur, is an enigma wrapped in a mystery, perhaps the strangest text ever to capture...

February 28, 2020 11:38 am

Judaism and the Power of Love

Oscar Wilde said, “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” Perhaps, but I am fairly certain that if you are looking for romance, you won’t...

February 23, 2020 4:40 am

The Significance and Shame(?) of Jewish Names

We Jews are hyper-sensitive. Recently, several people have told me how embarrassed they are that Jewish names are so prominent in the current spate of...

December 4, 2019 8:17 pm

Parshat Vayetse: The Story of Laban the Aramean

The events narrated in this week’s parsha -- Jacob’s flight to Laban, his stay there, and his escape, pursued by his father-in-law -- gave rise...

July 9, 2019 5:12 am

Parshat Chukat: Did Losing Miriam Cause Moses to Strike the Rock?

It is a scene that still has the power to shock and disturb: The people complain. There is no water. It is an old complaint...

October 5, 2018 7:14 am

The Lessons of Adam and Eve

I don’t expect that you have heard of Dr. Ian Walker, a professor at Bath University in England. Usually described by the media as a “traffic...

July 26, 2018 1:49 pm

The Revelation Is Taking Place Today

“Be Careful and Guard your Life Diligently, Lest You Forget The Events That Your Eyes Saw.” (Devarim 4:9) In the Pirkei Avot, we find a rather radical...


Zelensky Guarded on Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, but Says Generals Hap...

President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukrainian counteroffensive operations were underway, but remained discreet on details beyond sending a...


‘Widening Circle of Peace:’ Israeli Officials Welcomed in Morocco

  i24 News - Israel’s National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi was received by Morcco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in Rabat on Wednesday for a historic visit that symbolized growing ties between the...

Middle East

Bahrain: Economy Surges 4.9% in 2022, the Highest Rate Since 2013

i24 News - Bahrain's economy grew by 4.9% in 2022, the highest rate since 2013. The Gulf nation's growth was driven by a 6.2% jump in real non-oil gross domestic...

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