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Rachel Korazim
Parashat T’rumah

Rachel Korazim  |  February 20, 2015

Nicole Auerbach
Parashat Mishpatim

Nicole Auerbach  |  February 13, 2015

Ari S. Lorge
Parashat Yitro

Ari S. Lorge  |  February 6, 2015

This past Sunday, around 112 million viewers tuned into the Super Bowl. Some of us watched because we love the game, some of us because of the halftime show, and, if you’re like me, you watched because of the commercials. And in the realm of commercials, this year was a first. No More, a campaign whose purpose is to raise awareness about intimate partner violence, received 30 seconds to air a PSA on domestic violence.

Ari S. Lorge
Parashat B’shalach

Ari S. Lorge  |  January 31, 2015

The book of Exodus records an incredible transformation for the people of Israel. Throughout this book of the Torah, God helps the Israelites move from a place of dependence to a state of self sufficiency.

Mo Glazman
A Celebration of Miracles (Parashat Beshallach)

Mo Glazman  |  January 30, 2015

On Shabbat Shirah, we celebrate our liberation out of Egypt. We acknowledge the supernatural miracle of the Red Sea splitting, our people crossing the threshold to freedom and celebrating with vigorous song and dance. For many, this is the quintessential miracle of our shared narrative—rooted in God’s nautical wizardry.

The scholars are not sure this event actually happened. But I’m not sure it matters whether it’s provable or not. From my perspective, the miracle lies in the powerful portrait of Jews holding hands, wading into the water, trusting that it would divide, believing they would make it across despite a staunch enemy in pursuit.

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