Making Our Way Together to Sinai | Shavuot

Rabbi Eleanor Steinman, RJE | Congregation Beth Israel, Texas, USA This year, the Omer, the time between the celebrations of Passover and Shavuot took on…

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Torah from around the world #85

This has been a particularly interesting time for me, as my wife and I bid farewell to our youngest child who went off to college. We are now empty-nesters – and frankly, for the most part, enjoying the blissful quietude. Yet, there are moments when I pine away for the days gone by. I can only look forward to grandparentdom to return to one of my favorite times of the day: our children’s bed-time. “Read me a story, Daddy. No, read me two.”

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Torah from around the world #34

This Shabbat we commenced again the reading of the Torah with the portion of Bereishit, and from this sidra we hear, among other things, the tragic story of Cain and Abel. The first brothers in the history of the world, the first murderer and the first victim.

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