Text Commentaries

Comments on the Torah

 Bereishit / Genesis 


Lech Lecha:
● Abraham and the Idols
● Into the Woods
● Wholeness and Sacrifice
● Ready


Vayera
● The Akeidah Post 9/11
● Seeing the Other
● The Quality of Sodom


Chayei Sarah
The Blessed Burden
● Isaac's Prayer

Toldot
● Toldot Unbound
● Why am I?


Vayetze
● Leah's Hidden Blessing
● Qualified Pluralism
; Part II

Vayishlach


Vayeshev
The Threat of Serenity
● Peace and Quiet


Mikketz
● Remembering Our Dreams

Vayigash
Vayechi

 Sh'mot / Exodus 
● A World Without Children's Voices
● Salvation without a Name
● Must it be Armageddon?
Va'era
● Diving for Hidden Treasure

Bo
● A World of Chesed

Beshallach
Turning (video)
● Born Again 

Yitro

● Two Roots
● Why I Fight
● The Necessity of Windows
● Is Sculpture Idolatry?
● 
Exodus and Relational Authority


Mishpatim

Terumah


Tetzave
Ki Tissa

Vayak'hel-Pekudei
● Plaquesville
● The Value of Things
● The Necessity of the Whole


 Vayikra / Leviticus 

VaYikra
Tzav

Shemini
● Strange Fire

Tazria-Metzora
Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Intimacy [video]
● "Out There" or "In Here?"
● Troubling Tradition


Emor
● What's Holy and What's Not

Behar-Bechukotai
 Bemidbar / Numbers 

● Waiting 


Naso
● Personal Status and Jewish Leadership
● Journeying
 


Beha'alotkha


Shelach Lekha
● The Power of a Glance
● Yearning for Home


Korach
Trust

Chukkat

Balak


Pinchas
● The Mutual Vulnerability of Friendship
● 
The Blessings of Brokenness
● It's About Family
● One Year Later


Mattot - Massei

 Devarim / Deuteronomy 


● The Absence of Jerusalem


Va'etchanan


Ekev
Re'eh

Shoftim
● How to Judge

Ki Tetze


Ki Tavo
● Overcome, if only…
● God's Atonement
We Don't Have the Words


Nitzavim-Vayelekh
● Not Our Covenant
● Returning from Exile


Ha'azinu
● Is God Straight?

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