Real Jewish learning for real busy people! With stories, lessons, and humour, Rabbi Micah Streiffer explains the weekly Torah portion in 7 minutes or less.
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Terumah: So That I May Dwell Among You
The Torah instructs us to build a Temple - a place where God can "dwell." What happens during a pandemic when you can't gather in holy spaces anymore? Also our first video podcast!
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Mishpatim: Our Responsibility for the Vulnerable
By reminding us that we were once slaves in Egypt, the Torah teaches that we are responsible to care for the vulnerable in society.
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Yitro: Our Own Sinai Moments
Did God hand down 10 Commandments on stone tablets at Mount Sinai? When we stop reading the Torah so literally, we can see that it is actually about us and our own lives.
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B'shallach: Taking the long way to the Promised Land
The Torah says that the Israelites took the long route through the wilderness to the Promised Land. A perfect metaphor for our own journeys.
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Bo: Hardening Our Hearts; Opening our Minds
This week's parashah tells us that God "hardened Pharaoh's heart." It sounds like either a fairy tail or a weird/problematic rejection of free will. But it's actually a lesson about open-mindedness and what it takes to be our best selves.
Shout out to President Joe Biden, who quoted this portion in his inaugural address.
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Va'era: Seeing Possibilities in Narrow Places
The Torah says that the Israelite slaves couldn't even conceive of the possibility of freedom. How did Moses help them believe things could be better? What can we learn from this for our own "narrow places" in life?
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