February 23, 2017

  •  Who is the greater believer, the person who follows God blindly, or an individual who makes well-reasoned, informed decisions?

  • Is commitment to God supposed to be a “leap of faith,” a jump into the absurd; or does Judaism embrace instead cognition and reason?


February 16, 2017

This week we read about the powerful revelation at Mount Sinai when God’s descended upon the mountain (Ex. 19:18) and communicated the Ten Commandments to Israel. Following this moment of revelation, Moses ascends the mountain to receive the tablets of stone (Ex. 24:12...

February 9, 2017

  • What challenges do a slave-people face once they are free?

This week, we read of Israel’s journey through the hostile wilderness, and the complaints of the Israelites regarding the scarce food and water. God responds with the Manna, introducing it in the followin...

February 1, 2017

  • Why does Judaism have so much law?

  • Why is halakha so detailed, penetrating every aspect of life, and concerning itself with minutia?

Parashat Bo narrates the story of Israel’s Exodus, but it also marks the first chapter (ch.12) of the

Torah that occupies its...

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