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?
This week we discuss leadership in action, looking at the early life of Moses and considering the challenges of cultivating fierce ideological commitment alongside a deep and personal concern for individuals
The shortest parsha in Genesis poses some of the most difficult questions
Do good intentions matter?
Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the difficult story of the Torah’s first #MeToo moment, an event famously retold in the novel ‘The Red Tent’
On the Parsha in Progress podcast, Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the trickery and deceptions in this week’s Torah portion