List/Grid

Jewish Life Subscribe to Jewish Life

Torah Portion – Vayikra

Torah Portion – Vayikra

By Shlomo Riskin   “When a human being (adam) brings from amongst you a sacrificial offering to the Lord…” (Lev. 1:1-2) The Book of Leviticus is known throughout our Midrashic… Read more »

Torah Portion – Pekudai

Torah Portion – Pekudai

By Shlomo Riskin   “And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the Sanctuary. And Moses was unable to enter the Tent of… Read more »

Torah Portion – Vayakhel

Torah Portion – Vayakhel

By Shlomo Riskin   “(Bezalel) made two golden cherubs, hammering them out from the two ends of the cover (kapporet)… The cherubs had their wings outstretched upward so as to… Read more »

Torah Portion – Ki Tisa

Torah Portion – Ki Tisa

By Shlomo Riskin   “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was… Read more »

Torah Portion – Tetzaveh

Torah Portion – Tetzaveh

By Shlomo Riskin The Torah portion of Tetzaveh is dedicated to Aaron and his children, the High Priest and the Holy Temple priesthood. We are given a precise description of… Read more »

A Glastonbury rabbi turns a mystery into a mitzvah

A Glastonbury rabbi turns a mystery into a mitzvah

By Menachem Posner Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky traveled an hour each way on Jan. 10 to perform a graveside funeral for a man he had never met. Eight of the other… Read more »

TorahPortion – Mishpatim

TorahPortion – Mishpatim

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   My grandfather, Max Hartman, came to America at the turn of the 20th century but remained totally observant of all Jewish religious practices. He… Read more »

Torah Portion – Mishpatim

Torah Portion – Mishpatim

By Shlomo Riskin   If two religiously observant Jews are engaged in a disagreement that has financial ramifications, are they permitted to go to a secular court to arbitrate their… Read more »

Torah Portion – Yitro

Torah Portion – Yitro

By Shlomo Riskin “The Lord descended on Mount Sinai… and Moses went up…And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down’…”  (Exodus 19:21) The verses immediately preceding the Decalogue Revelation at… Read more »

Torah Portion – Beshalach

Torah Portion – Beshalach

By Shlomo Riskin The miracle at the Re(e)d Sea was expressed through song: the song sung by Moses and the Children of Israel and the song sung by Miriam with… Read more »

Switch to our mobile site