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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Parshat Korach 5777–Adat Shalom Torah Study– Looking for the Good

The best known rebellion in the Torah is retold in this week’s Parasha. We even name the Parasha after Moshe’s chief antagonist Korach. Pretty nice reward for someone who dared to challenge Moshe and God, huh? Perhaps the name of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5777–Shabbat E-Drash–Calculating our age. There is still time!

In this week’s Parasha we have another one of those seeming redundancies in the Torah from which our Sages derive additional meaning.   In Genesis 24:1, we read of Avraham that he “was old [zakeyn], well on in years [ba-b’yamim]” literally … Continue reading

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Shabbat Lech Lecha 5777–Shabbat Torah Study– Journey to Blessings

And so the journey begins. “Lech L’cha…” Avram and Sarai are told. Genesis 12:1. God uses a lot of words for what should be a simple instruction. Instead of God just saying “Lech” – “Go” to Eretz Yisrael, God says: … Continue reading

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Beresheit 5773–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom Synagogue–Rabbi Bergman–Will this be new a new beginning for you?

How wonderful to begin the annual cycle of reading the Torah once again. The stories of Genesis are very familiar to us—or so we think. Unfortunately, many of us learned the stories as children and there our knowledge and understanding … Continue reading

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