Text Commentaries

  • Commentaries on Psalms
Noach
● Into the Woods
● Wholeness and Sacrifice
● Ready
Vayera
● Seeing the Other
● The Quality of Sodom
Chayei Sarah
Toldot
● Why am I?
Vayetze
● Qualified Pluralism; Part II
Vayishlach
Vayeshev
● Peace and Quiet
Mikketz
Vayigash
 Sh'mot / Exodus 
Bo
Beshallach
Yitro
● Why I Fight
● The Necessity of Windows
● Is Sculpture Idolatry?
Terumah
Tetzave
Vayak'hel-Pekudei
● The Value of Things
● The Necessity of the Whole
VaYikra
Shemini
Tazria-Metzora
● Troubling Tradition
Emor
Behar-Bechukotai
Naso
● Journeying 
Beha'alotkha
● Yearning for Home
Balak
Pinchas
● One Year Later
Mattot - Massei
 Devarim / Deuteronomy 
Va'etchanan
Ekev
Shoftim
Ki Tetze
Ki Tavo
● God's Atonement
Nitzavim-Vayelekh
● Returning from Exile
Ha'azinu
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Psalm 1   ||   Psalm 30 (video)   ||   Psalm 136 (video)
Comments on the Torah

 Bereishit / Genesis 
Bereishit
Lech Lecha:
● Abraham and the Idols

● The Akeidah Post 9/11

The Blessed Burden
● Isaac's Prayer

● Toldot Unbound

● Leah's Hidden Blessing


● Remembering Our Dreams

Vayechi
● Abundant Love: The Wisdom of Jacob (for myjewishlearning.com)


● Salvation without a Name
● Must it be Armageddon?

Va'era
● Diving for Hidden Treasure

● A World of Chesed

Turning (video)
● Born Again 

● Two Roots

Mishpatim


Ki Tissa

● Why is Moses Kept Out of the Tabernacle? (for myjewishlearning.com)
● Plaquesville
 Vayikra / Leviticus 

Tzav

● Strange Fire

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

● Driving to Shul on Shabbat & Holiness (for The Times of Israel)
● What's Holy and What's Not

 Bemidbar / Numbers 
● When the Desert Sings (video)
● Waiting 

● Personal Status and Jewish Leadership


Shelach Lekha
● The Power of a Glance

Korach
Trust

Chukkat


● The Mutual Vulnerability of Friendship
● It's About Family

● The Absence of Jerusalem


Re'eh

● How to Judge


● Overcome, if only…

● Not Our Covenant

● Is God Straight?


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