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Making Them Strange

Torah Commentary on the portion of Shemot (Ex. 1:1-6:1).


12/30/99


by Alyssa Quint



River of Blood

Torah Commentary on the portion of Va'era, Ex. 6:2-9:35)


1/7/2000


by Jane Litman



The Meaning of the Exodus

Torah Commentary on the portion of Bo (Ex. 10:1-13:16).


1/13/00


by Shai Held

Gradual Freedom
Torah Commentary on the portion of B'shalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16).
1/13/00
by Wendy Amsellem

The Diffusion of Holiness
Torah Commentary on the portion of Yitro (Ex. 18:1-20:23).
1/13/00
by Alyssa Quint

Engagement in an Era of Cynicism
Torah commentary on the portion Mishpatim (Ex.21:1-24:18)
2/08/00
by Jane Litman

Letting God In
Torah commentary on the portion of Terumah(Ex. 25:1 - 27:19)
2/16/00
by Shai Held

Do We Need a Tabernacle?
Torah commentary on the portion of Tetzaveh (Ex. 27:20-30:10)
2/22/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Is Seeing Believing?
Torah commentary on the portion of Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)
2/29/00
by Alyssa Quint

Too Much of a Good Thing
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)
3/8/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

The Holiday That Includes All Others
Torah commentary on the portion of Pekudey (Exodus 38:21-40:38)
3/15/00
by Shai Held

Remembering Haman's Roots
Torah commentary on Leviticus 1:1-5:26
3/23/00
by Wendy Amsellem

In the Beginning, the Prophet Was Poet
Torah commentary on Leviticus 6:1-8:36
3/30/00
by Alyssa Quint

When Good Men Die
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 9:1-11:47
4/6/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

A Difficult Rite
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 12:1-13:59
4/13/00
by Shai Held

A Nation Apart
Torah commentary on Leviticus 14:1-15:33
4/27/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Tread Not Too Far, Yet Not Too Close
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 16:1-18:30
5/3/00
by Alyssa Quint

Holiness is Where You Find It
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 19:1-20:27
5/10/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

The Shared Dream
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 21:1-24:23
5/17/00
by Shai Held

Redemption All Around
Torah Commentary on Leviticus 25:1-26:2
5/25/00
by Wendy Amsellem

The Edenic Future
Torah Commentary on the portion of Bamidbar (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)
6/1/00
by Alyssa Quint

Who Am I?
Torah Commentary on the portion of Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)
6/12/00
by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman

A Handy Blessing
Torah Commentary on the portion of Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
6/19/00
by Ismar Schorsch

The Honorable Question
Torah Commentary on the portion of Behalotecha (Numbers 8:1-12:16)
6/29/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Back to the Wilderness
Torah Commentary on the portion of Shelakh (Numbers 13:1-15:41)
7/6/00
by Alyssa Quint

Questioning Authority
Torah Commentary on the portion of Korah (Numbers 16:1-18:32)
7/13/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

A Man of Peace
Torah commentary on the portions of Hukkat-Balak (Numbers 19:1-25:9)
7/20/00
by Shai Held

God in the Silence
Torah Commentary on the portion of Pinhas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)
7/27/00
by Dini Lewittes

Numbers Can Soften and Bear Witness
Torah Commentary on the portions of Mattot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13)
8/2/00
by Andrew N. Bachman

The Law Evolves
Torah Commentary on the portion of Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)
8/9/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

The Mourning After
Torah commentary on the portion of Va'etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11)
8/15/00
by Shai Held

Excusing Aaron
Torah commentary on the portion of Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)
8/22/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Passionate Prayer
Torah commentary on the portion of Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:21-16:17)
8/29/00
by Matthew Berkowitz

The Torah, Survival, and "Survivor"
Torah commentary on the portion of Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)
9/05/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

The Evil Within
Torah commentary on the portion of Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:9)
9/13/00
by Shai Held

Experiencing the Exodus in All Generations
Torah commentary on the portion of Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)
9/20/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Standing Still and Moving On
Torah commentary on the portions of Netzavim and Va-Yelek (Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30)
9/26/00
by Ismar Schorsch

There Is No Joy in Israel
Torah commentary on the portion of Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52)
10/23/00
by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman

Connected to the Land
Torah commentary on the portion of Noach (Genesis 1:1-6:8) 10/30/00
by Wendy Amsellem

When Bad Things Happen To Bad People
Torah commentary on the portion of Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32)
11/6/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

Birth of a Covenant
Torah commentary on the portion of Lekh-Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)
11/13/00
by Shai Held

A Great Partner for a Great Endeavor
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)
11/19/00
by Wendy Amsellem

The Light in Sarah's Tent...And In Mine
Torah commentary on the portion of Chaye Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)
11/27/00
by Jane Rachel Litman

Illuminating God's House
Torah commentary on the portion of Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9)
12/4/00
by Vanessa Ochs

The Ladder to Heaven
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)
12/11/00
by Shai Held

First Born, but Not a Leader
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayishlakh (Genesis 32:4-36:43)
12/18/00
by Wendy Amsellem

Words as Real as Actions
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)
12/22/00
by Vanessa Ochs

Divine Wisdom?
Torah commentary on the portion of Miketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17)
12/29/00
by Alex Klibaner

Joseph Comes Out
Torah Commentary on the portion of Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)
1/11/00
by Rabbi Jane Litman

Hoping for Hate
Torah commentary on the portion of Vayekhi (Genesis 47:28-50:26).
1/15/01
by Wendy Amsellem

God's Presence in the Darkest Moments
Torah commentary on the portion of Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1
1/19/01
by Shai Held

The State of Mind to Know God
Torah Commentary on the portion of Va'era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)
1/26/01
by Vanessa Ochs

 

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