Category Archives: Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Beha’alotecha – Study sources

These sources formed the basis of a discussion at the Chaburah on Shabbat afternoon. I first learnt of the ambiguity of Jethro’s status from my teacher Rabbi Sheila Shulman z’tl. From recollection she was very clear about what made most … Continue reading

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Parashat Shemini: Torah of the Eighth Day, Torah of the Next Day

This is the study sheet from which grew the sermon read at the LJS on 11 April 2015. It revolves around an extract from Leviticus Rabbah 11:6 (taken from the Academy of the Hebrew Language database) אמ’ ר’ שמואל בר … Continue reading

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Parashat Ki Tavo: Text and Time Capsules:

Drawing on the writing of Professors Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Moshe Halbertal and David Roskies, and Yehuda Amichai to explore ideas of text, memory and history in Judaism today. Download here. Deuteronomy 25:5-10 וְעָנִיתָ וְאָמַרְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲרַמִּי אֹבֵד אָבִי וַיֵּרֶד … Continue reading

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