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In a time when many of us long to be able to “do something,” to repair even a small part of an increasingly broken world, we can feel ourselves drawn to a decisive leader who seems totally sure about what to do. In a story that spans two Torah portions, it looks as though we may have that kind of leader. At the end of Parshat Balak, the Israelites (here,... Read Article →
Last week’s horrible attacks in Germany hit me harder than usual since I just recently returned from a one-week trip to Germany with a group of Boston area rabbis. The trip, entitled Remembrance and Hope, was sponsored by the German Consulate in Boston and was the first trip planned by the Consulate specifically to bring a cohort of rabbis to meet with leaders of Jewish community organizations, government offices, and... Read Article →