Category Archives: Parasha

Living Torah

In Parasha Shoftim, the Torah provides for the judicial development of its own laws, including the statement that: “you must not deviate from the verdict that they announce to you either to the right or to the left.”  (Dt. 17: 11).  This passage has served for the authority not just for the courts of the […]

Yom Kippur 5783

Yom Kippur and the journey of the heart By Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins A prayer of Moshe, the man of God.  “Adonai, you have been our refuge in every generation.  Before the mountains came into being, and before You brought forth the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are everlasting God.  You […]


Sukkot is a beautiful festival of Thanksgiving, while also the conclusion of our penitential season. This is the time of our autumn final harvest (land of Israel) for which we give deep gratitude. At the same time, following the Yamim Noraim, we dwell in our fragile Sukkot, gather together the four species and remember our […]