Parshat Mishpatim: Who does the Torah count as a stranger?
Parshat Bo: The morality of the death of the firstborn, and how the brokenness of matzo reflects our past and future
Parshat Va’era: Egypt and the Ten Plagues
Parshat Vayigash: The tears of Joseph
Parshat Miketz: Pharaoh’s odd visions
Parshat Vayetzei: When love is a true pain
Parshat Chayei Sarah: The pain of holy interruptions
Parshat Lech Lecha: How the divine promise of Israel lives on in Israeli politics
Parshat Noach: The environmental cost of selfishness
Parshat V’zot HaBracha: The journey in the desert comes to an end
Parshat Vayelech: What happens when God stops believing in his people
Parshat Ki Tavo: The Israelites prepare to enter the Land of Israel
Parshat Shoftim: Can lifelong learning make kings humble?
Parshat Eikev: The biblical warnings against pride
Parshat Devarim: The value of retelling stories
Parshat Pinchas: What to do when God’s laws ignore the women
Parshat Chukat: Did Moses deserve to make it into Israel?
Parshat Shlach: Is relying on divine miracles brave, or risky?
Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power
Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?
Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?
Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?
Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?
Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?
Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills
Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?
Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?
Parshat Teruma: The beauty of a communal spiritual home makes it easier for some people to feel spiritually connected
Parshat Yitro: Which one of the Commandments feels like it doesn’t belong?
Parshat Beshalach: How should we respond to the punishment of our enemies?