Parashat Mattot 5776

“Then [the Gadites and Reubenites] stepped up to him and said, ‘We will build here sheepfolds for our flocks and towns for our children” (Numbers 32:16). How can we build a safe and secure world for ourselves and those who come after us in times of transition and uncertainty? That … Read More

Parashat Pinchas 5776

There are only six chapters in the Bible named after people: “Noah”, “Chayyei Sarah ” (Life of Sarah), “Jethro”, “Korach”, “Balak”, “Pinchas”. One out of six is perhaps not too bad if one looks at the disproportionate attention on male figures in the Torah. If we look at the totality … Read More