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Commentaries on Jewish Texts/Holidays

Psalms: 
Psalm 1  ||  Psalm 23:4 (video) (text) ||  Psalm 30 (video 1) (video 2)  ||  Psalm 136 (video)

Holidays: 

Prayers:
Kaddish || 

Mishnah:
Berachot 2:2
Avot 2:3, 2:4

Talmud: 
Megillah 2a 

Nefesh haChayim: 


Torah Commentaries

 Bereishit / Genesis 

Bereishit

Noach

Lech Lecha:
Ready
Abraham and the Idols

Vayera
The Quality of Sodom
The Akeidah Post 9/11

Chayei Sarah
Isaac's Prayer

Toldot
Why am I?

Vayetze
 Qualified Pluralism; Part II

Vayishlach
Vayeshev

Peace and Quiet

Miketz
Remembering Our Dreams

Vayigash
 Closer,Come Closer (Medium)

Vayechi

 Sh'mot / Exodus 

Sh'mot
 Salvation without a Name

Va'era
Seeing the Everyday as Miraculous (video, Jan. 21, 2023)
A World of Chesed
Born Again 
Two Roots

Bo

Beshallach
 Turning (video)

Yitro
Why I Fight
The Necessity of Windows
Is Sculpture Idolatry?

Mishpatim

Terumah


Ki Tissa
 Plaquesville

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

Pekudei


 Vayikra / Leviticus 

VaYikra

Tzav

Shemini
Strange Fire

Tazria-Metzora
 Human Boundaries and Inclusion

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Troubling Tradition
 Intimacy [video]
"Out There" or "In Here?"
 What's Holy and What's Not

Emor

Behar-Bechukotai
The Absence of Jerusalem

 Bemidbar / Numbers 

Bemidbar
 When the Desert Sings (video)


Va'etchanan


Ekev

 Lift Up Your Eyes!

V'Zot HaBeracha
Waiting 

Naso

Beha'alotecha
Yearning for Home

Shelach Lekha
 The Power of a Glance

Korach
 Trust

Chukkat
The Mutual Vulnerability of Friendship
It's About Family

Balak

Pinchas
One Year Later

Mattot - Massei

 Devarim / Deuteronomy 

Devarim

VaEtchanan

Eikev
Healthy Love (Times of Israel)

Re'eh

Shoftim

Ki Tetze

Ki Tavo
God's Atonement

Nitzavim-Vayelech
 Things, Hidden and Revealed
 Returning from Exile

Ha'azinu

VeZot HaBracha

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