Let the Land enter us!

This week’s Torah portion Ki Tavo gives the Israelites explicit instructions having to do with entering and living in the land of Israel.  There are specific rituals outlined to ensure that this group that has been a nomadic tribe for almost 40 years be tied to the holy land of Eretz Yisrael.  The Israelites are…Read more »

Miracles Abound!

Parshat Beshallach Exodus 13:17-17:16 Miracles abound!  This week’ Torah portion Parshat Beshallach is filled with miracles.  Not only are the Children of Israel finally on their way toward freedom, God parts the sea for them, finishes Pharaoh and his army, and ensures the survival of the Israelites! Yes indeed miracles, abound.  The army of the Pharaoh is…Read more »

The Power of our Ancestors

Parshat Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 This past summer I had one of the most powerful spiritual experiences in Israel that I ever had.  I visited the Cave of Machpela, the tomb of our ancestors in the ancient city of Hebron. I prayed before the tomb of Abraham and Sarah, the first Jews according…Read more »