Beth El—The Heights Synagogue’s 20th Anniversary — Karen Kugelman

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D’var Torah – Parashat Bereshit – Oct. 6, 2018 Beth El — The Heights Synagogue’s 20th Anniversary Karen Kugelman Our parsha is about beginnings and origins: the beginning of the very universe and of our world, the origins of humankind, the animals, the naming of things, the origin of sex and of death. There’s an […]

Black Fire on White Fire

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by Rabbi Moshe Adler Our Sages teach (Midrash D’varim Rabbah, 3:12): God betrothed Israel at Sinai, as it is written, “and the LORD said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and get them ready [v’kiddashtam, which can also mean “betroth them”]’” (Exodus 19:10). Who wrote the document of betrothal? Moses. From where in Scripture do […]