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Parshat Chukat

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

#BringBackOurBoys: Parshat Chukat

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish people fail to cry when Miriam dies. How do we respond when tragedy strikes?

Who Let the Snakes Out? Parshat Chukat

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jews are bitten by snakes after complaining again in the desert. At G-d's instruction, Moses builds a copper snake so that the Jews can look at it and be healed. What message was G-d trying to send to them -- and to us -- and how can that message help keep us healthy?

Serpents, Inner Demons And Spiritual Renewal

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

The tale of the copper serpent is not simply about the destructive power of sin; it is about our capacity to grow, and ultimately triumph, in spite of it.

Parshat Chukat: Some Things Are Beyond Understanding

Josh Fleet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Bring a perfect red heifer, God says. One that's never worked the field. Give the cow to the priest Eleazar, who must take it outside the camps of Israel and have it slaughtered.