January 18, 2021
Text - Bo | בא, Exodus, Rabbi Jonathan's Teaching on the Torah Portion
Our Torah tells an ageless and inspiring story. Every year when our cycle of readings brings us to the telling of the Exodus from slavery, I am stirred once again by the central message of our people’s journey: We affirm that there is a Power inherent in the fabric of the universe that insists that human beings be free from subjugation and tyranny ...
January 15, 2021
Video - Exodus, Rabbi Jonathan's Podcast, Va’eira | וארא
January 11, 2021
Text - Exodus, Rabbi Jonathan's Teaching on the Torah Portion, Va’eira | וארא
Moses, the reluctant prophet, has returned to his home in Egypt with a seemingly impossible mission.
January 8, 2021
Video - Exodus, Rabbi Jonathan's Podcast, Shemot
January 4, 2021
Text - Exodus, Rabbi Jonathan's Teaching on the Torah Portion, Shemot
This week we begin the book of Exodus, a book that changed the world. With this story, the Torah introduces a new paradigm to human affairs.
January 1, 2021
Audio - Genesis, Rabbi Jonathan's Podcast, Vay’khi | ויחי
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler · 12 Vay’khi Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion Mipnei Darkhei Shalom source sheet
December 28, 2020
Text - Genesis, Guest Sharing, Vay’khi | ויחי
The first thing I noticed at the opening of this parashah was the number 17. Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years, the same number of years that Joseph lived with him before he went missing. The intervening years were harsh for Jacob, yet these last 17 years made up for the years of grief ... Read more
December 28, 2020
Text - Genesis, Rabbi Jonathan's Teaching on the Torah Portion, Vay’khi | ויחי
In Jewish practice, when remembering a loved one, especially a parent, it is customary to honor their memory by teaching some Torah in their name. I wish to remember my father by sharing the story of the mysterious way our lives and family history intersected and merged with the Torah reading of that week.
December 25, 2020
Audio - Genesis, Rabbi Jonathan's Podcast, Vayigash | ויגש
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler · 11 Vayigash Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
December 22, 2020
Text - Genesis, Rabbi Jonathan's Weekly Message
When we study Torah, we inevitably reflect on the text through the lens of our own experience. The range of interpretations we discover is limited by the range of our own vision and sense of the possible. How exciting it can be when our minds expand and we recognize insights that were previously hidden from ... Read more