Category Archives: Learning

Avodah Devar Torah for Parashat Hayei Sarah: Yitzhak: The Dispossessed Building Solidarity with the Dispossessed

Yitzhak: The Dispossessed Building Solidarity with the Dispossessed Parashat Hayei Sarah (Bereishit/Genesis 23-25:18) Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein,  Avodah National Jewish Educator, 5781 Hayei Sarah is a parashah of stinging irony. We enter the parashah wondering how Sarah will receive her broken … Continue reading

What This Rosh Hashanah Poem Means in Today’s America

The High Holy Day liturgical poem “Unetane Tokef” is one of our toughest pieces of liturgy. In reading this poem this Rosh Hashana, let’s begin to understand that our every action is — rather than being isolated and individual — intertwined with the well-being of our culture as a whole. Continue reading

REVELATION AND REVOLUTION

  REVELATION AND REVOLUTION: THE OMER Springtime in Jewish life is framed by two major festivals: Passover, the holiday of liberation, and, exactly seven weeks later, Shavuot, the holiday of Revelation. This period is marked by a daily count-up, focusing … Continue reading