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The Prophecy of Moses

  In this week’s Torah portion, Korach, the Torah relates the story of the rebellion of Korach against the leadership of Moses and Aaron.  I think this is a good opportunity to present the seventh of Maimonides’ thirteen principles of faith, which is the belief in the superiority and authority of the prophecy of Moses. [...]

By | 2017-06-18T15:19:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The Prophecy of Moses

Is The Torah Green?

With the recent withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Change Accords, people have been asking me what is the Jewish attitude towards global warming? I think that the question of human caused climate change is an empirical question and therefore Judaism doesn’t really have an opinion about it. In addition, I can’t give [...]

By | 2017-06-11T15:27:26+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Is The Torah Green?

Mow The Lawn

Now that Memorial Day has passed and it is officially “summer” I feel obligated to mow the lawn so that my grandson can actually play there without stumbling over abandoned vehicles.  As I was mowing I was thinking about the fact that we feel the need to cut the grass. By association, I also thought [...]

By | 2017-06-06T02:47:44+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Mow The Lawn

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Choosing to be Jewish – Shavuot 5777

Rabbi Mordchai Becher notes that during Shavuot we read Megillat Rut, which tells the story of the convert Rut. Perhaps even people born Jewish should approach Judaism with the same will and desire as Rut the Convert? View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2017-05-28T13:46:26+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Choosing to be Jewish – Shavuot 5777

The Revelation at Mount Sinai

The revelation and giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai was an overwhelming experience for the Jewish people. The Torah describes in great detail how every man, woman and child experienced the word of God with all of their senses.  The uniqueness of this account cannot be emphasized enough.  God did not whisper to a [...]

By | 2017-05-28T10:34:07+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The Revelation at Mount Sinai