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Nitzavim – The Search For Meaning

by: Hanna Perlberger

Many of us are not only looking in the wrong place for our lost objects but we are not really sure what we’re looking for to begin with. And yet, we are driven to search on and on. To what end?

Ki Tavo - Don't Be A Basket Case

by: Hanna Perlberger

Words are for a reason. Nothing in the Torah is superfluous or incredibly obvious. So when I notice the repeated use of a word that tells me something rather silly, I take that as a challenge to find the deeper meaning. This week’s Torah portion, ”Ki Tavo”, starts out by describing the laws of “Bikkurim”, which are the laws of bringing the first fruits to the Priests in the Temple. But the...

The Power of "No"

by: Hanna Perlberger

I like to have guests at my Shabbat table, and depending on the themes of the weekly Torah portions, the table discussions can get a little heated. If you are apt to read the Torah in order to be offended, to find evidence of misogyny, and/or general “political incorrectness”, then welcome to this week’s Torah portion, “Ki Teitzei”.

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