Korach’s Rebellion

Korach’s Rebellion – Not a Well-known Bible Story A story is told about three synagogues that are located on a street in a contemporary, mid-sized city—an Orthodox schul, a Conservative Temple, and a Reform congregation. For a variety of reasons, all three become infested with mice. The question of how best to handle this rodent […]

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Sanctuary: The Cities of Refuge

The Cities of Refuge: Involuntary Manslaughter, Blood-vengeance, and the Concept of Sanctuary You’ve certainly heard this old story: One day an elderly man collapses on a sidewalk near Hollywood, and a crowd quickly gathers around him. The fallen man’s wife calls out frantically, “Is anyone here a doctor?” A tall, well-dressed man steps through the crowd, […]

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Women’s Rights in the Torah

The Daughters of Zelophehad Years ago, when I first heard the story of the Daughters of Zelophehad, my immediate thought was, “Why have I never heard of this before?” Because it certainly appeared to be a well-kept secret! The story—from the book of Numbers —is simple enough: The five daughters of Zelophehad…came forward. They stood […]

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