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December


Shemot – Faith By Deed

Keywords: atheist, candle, Chinese, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas Tree, Ezekiel, Gracia Nasi Mendes, Greek, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Ida Nudel, James Joyce, Judah Maccabee, KGB, LA Times, Maccabees, Maoist, miracles, Moses Montefiore, Olympus, Pope Paul IV, sports, Theodor Herzl, Vatican, Zion

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June


Sh’lah L’kha – Reflections On My Years at Sinai

Keywords: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Akiba, Ayatollah, Bet Shirah, blessing, Caleb, Communist, community, Ellie Wiezel, family, floatilla, Friday Night Live, Gaza, health, Israel, Joshua, leap of action, Miami, milk, naval blockade, Nazi

May


Beha’alotcha – A White House Visit

Keywords: 1492, Anthony Julius, Don Yitzchak Abravanel, Emma Lazarus, England, exile, Ferdinand and Isabella, Independence Mall, Jewish Heratige Month, Memorial Day, miracle, Oliver Cromwell, Rahm Emanuel, Regina Spektor, Robert Pinsky, Sandy Kofax, Spain, statue,The New Colossus, Unknown Soldier, White House

April


Pesach 5th Day – The Secret Story of Passover

Keywords: anti-Semitism, blood liable, Chaucer, Damascus, Easter, Elijah, England, Europe, George Washington, Host, India, Israel, Jacob, Jesus, King Faisal, Merchant Of Venice, Muslim, Oliver Cromwell, Palestine, Passover, Rabbi David Hartman, shabbatot, Shakespeare, Shylock, United States, wafer, William of Norwich, Yale

March


Pesach I – Passover – The Lessons of Life

Keywords: airports, ancestors, Carl Wallenda, Egypt, Einstein, Flying Wallendas, haggadah, journey, Martin Buber, Moses, Passover, Pharoah, Picasso, Ralph Waldo Emerson, seder, slaves, staff, technology, Thoreau, Walden

Tzav – Report From the AIPAC Convention

Keywords: AIPAC, Babi Yar, Blackberry, Brad Sherman, Bush, Carter, Christian, containment, Elliot Abram, evil, freedom, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Israeli government, Nixon, non-orthodox, Obama, Passover, perspective, pundits, Senator Schumer, Steven M. Cohen, threats, Ukraine, Washington

Vayakhel-Pekudei – Are We Commanded to Care?

Keywords: America, California, care, caring committees, donations, donkey, faith, giving, Good Samaritan, Hassidic Master Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Laurie Levenson, law, Midean, Moses, palendrome, paralyzed, Pesach, suffering, Supreme Court, values, wine

Ki Tisa – The Secret Sin of the Golden Calf

Keywords: attention, Burning Bush, George Bernard Shaw, Golden Calf, impatience, information, Katherine Hepburn, Malcom Gladwell, Midian, Moses, nature, Philadelphia Story, speed dating, technology, Torah, trust, wisdom

February


January


B’shalah – The Nature of Beauty and the Beauty of Nature

Keywords: Auschwitz, Avatar, Haiti, idolatry, Israelites, mistake, Moshe Greenberg, natural forces, nature, pantheist, Stars, stone, tree of life, Tu B'Shvat, wood, worship, Yehezkel Kaufmann