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Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi General Overview: This week’s Torah reading, Vayechi, discusses Jacob’s final years. Shortly before his passing, Jacob blesses Joseph’s children as well as his own. A massive funeral procession escorts Jacob’s body to Canaan. The reading, and the Book of Genesis, concludes with Joseph’s death. First Aliyah: Jacob lived his last seventeen years in […]

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Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Donna Jollay

Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Donna Jollay Little by little, over the past few decades but growing more and more over the past few years, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities. In

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Update News Special Report with Gidon Ariel

GLC Update News: Special Report with Gidon Ariel Gidon Ariel featured on God’s Learning Channel to talk about the ongoing war. Gidon Ariel discusses recent events in Israel, particularly the tragic situation in October 2023 when hundreds of people were killed by terrorists infiltrating communities close to Nablas in Samaria. He shares his experience of

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Parashat Noach

Parashat Noach General Overview: In this week’s reading, Noach, Noah and his family, along with at least one pair of each living creature, survive the Flood by taking refuge in an Ark. The erection of the Tower of Babel angers G‑d, and leads to the dispersal of Noah‘s descendants. Abraham and Sarah are born. First Aliyah: While society as a whole descended into

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WAR IN ISRAEL!

Image Credit: ktla.com WAR IN ISRAEL! As you certainly know, Israel is in the middle of a war that was thrust upon them by the Hamas terror organization. Root Source CEO, Gidon Ariel, who lives in Israel, recorded a short description and analysis of what is going on, including what YOU can do. Please listen

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Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Pastor Trey Graham

Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Pastor Trey Graham Little by little, over the past few decades but growing more and more over the past few years, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities.

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Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Sarvadi

Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Sarvadi Little by little, over the past few decades but growing more and more over the past few years, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities.

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Is it true that if someone claims to smell the scent of Moshiach, they will be killed?

Is it true that if someone claims to smell the scent of Moshiach, they will be killed?   Our friend Sinem asked: Dear Rabbi, I am looking for a verse about Moshiach. “When someone says he can smell the scent of Moshiach, he will be killed”. Is there such information in Judaic texts? Thank you, Dear

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Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study The unexpected in life by definition takes us by surprise. What preparations, what precautions can we take to soften the blow of the unexpected? Moshe made a change so minor before sending the twelve spies to Canaan we hardly notice it. But small as it was, Moshe’s tweaking

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Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Ray and Sharon Sanders

Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Ray and Sharon Sanders Little by little, over the past few decades but growing more and more over the past few years, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish

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Parashat Beha’alotcha

Parashat Beha’alotcha General Overview: In this week’s Torah reading, Beha’alotecha, G‑d instructs Aaron concerning the Tabernacle Menorah lighting. The Levites are initiated into the Tabernacle service. The “Second Passover” is instituted. At G‑d’s behest, Moses makes two trumpets, and is instructed how and when to use them. The Israelites leave Mount Sinai, and proceed towards

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Rabbi Steinsaltz’ Amazing Book of Ruth – Yours to download!

Rabbi Steinsaltz’ Amazing Book of Ruth – Yours to download! Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s Commentary on the Book of Ruth is a breathtaking, comprehensive work that brings you deep into the meaning of the Biblical scroll in a way you’ve never been before! The Steinsaltz Center has generously agreed to offer a PDF copy of this

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Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Are we the lepers of Israel? Parashat Tazria-Metzora General Overview: The bulk of this week’s portion, Tazria-Metzora, discusses various forms of tzara’at, skin maladies which are contracted as a result of engaging in forbidden gossip. Also discussed are garment discolorations which constitute “clothing tzara’at,” and the symptoms and laws of “house tzara’at,” indicated by certain stone discolorations. Following is

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Happy Chodesh Nissan

Happy Chodesh Nissan! Last month, we were happy to share a free download of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s commentary on the Book of Esther, which was very well received. Jewish Holidays abound! And in a week or two the holiday of Passover will arrive. For thousands of years, Jews all over the world have enjoyed the

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Rabbi Steinsaltz’ Amazing Book of Esther – Yours to download!

Rabbi Steinsaltz’ Amazing Book of Esther – Yours to download! Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s Commentary on the Book of Esther is a breathtaking, comprehensive work that brings you deep into the meaning of the Biblical scroll in a way you’ve never been before! The Steinsaltz Center has generously agreed to offer a PDF copy of this

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Parashat Mishpatim

Moses Receives the Tablets of the Law (1868 painting by João Zeferino da Costa) Parashat Mishpatim General Overview: This week’s reading, Mishpatim, details many laws, including laws related to slaves, personal injury, loans, usury, and property damage. The end of the portion speaks of the preparations the Israelites made before receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. First Aliyah: This section

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