Double standards

By Rabbi Stephen FischParashat Ki Tetse Our Torah portion for this week, Ki Tetse, is filled with mitzvot which apply to us today as much as they did in Biblical…

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Be fair and honest witnesses

By Rabbi Debra RobbinsParashat Shoftim In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shoftim, the text’s well-known, seemingly repetitive injunction, “tzedek tzedek tirdof, justice, justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20), demands we…

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Y’all together!

By Rabbi Matt RuttaParashat Ekev There is a great scene in Woody Allen’s hilarious movie “Annie Hall” in which Allen is standing in line for a movie with his date,…

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Running away or growing away?

By Rabbi Mordechai HarrisParashat Matot-Masei Throughout the book of Devarim we will frequently encounter Moses’ retelling of prior events, learning important lessons from the differences between Moshe’s recounting and the…

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