Text Commentaries

Commentaries on Jewish Texts

- Psalms: Psalm 1   ||   Psalm 30 (video)   ||   Psalm 136 (video)
- The Haiku Haggadah (2017): (YouTube Video) (individual graphics)


- Translation project on the "Nefesh haChayim"- (1:3) (1:4 - video) (1:4 - in Sh'ma)


Co
 Bereishit / Genesis 
Bereishit
● Are We What We Need?
Noach
● Into the Woods
● Wholeness and Sacrifice

● Ready
Lech Lecha:
● Abraham and the Idols
Vayera
● Seeing the Other

● The Quality of Sodom
● The Akeidah Post 9/11

Chayei Sarah
● The Blessed Burden
● Isaac's Prayer
Toldot

● Why am I?
● Toldot Unbound
● Leah's Hidden Blessing
Vayetze
● Qualified Pluralism; Part II
Vayishlach
Vayeshev

● Peace and Quiet
● The Threat of Serenity

Mikketz
● Remembering Our Dreams
Vayigash

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


     Sh'mot / Exodus 

    ● Salvation without a Name
    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 / Leviticus 

    VaYikra
    Tzav

    ● Strange Fire


    Shemini
    Tazria-Metzora
    ● Troubling Tradition
    Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
    ● Intimacy [video]
    ● "Out There" or "In Here?"
    ● What's Holy and What's Not
    Emor
    ● Driving to Shul on Shabbat & Holiness (for The Times of Israel)
    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



    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


     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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