Torah Portion: Parashah

Each week, we read a different section of the Torah. Sometimes we read stories about our ancestors’ journeys. Sometimes we read details about the ancient Temple or complex lists of laws. Whatever the content, the Torah portion (or parashah) is frequently the basis for discussions and sermons at Shabbat services in synagogue and throughout the week. Torah text has also been the inspiration for many contemporary songs, poems, and prayers. 

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“The child / had suckled my breast, but / would call another mother.”
A woman sitting alone in the desert
“Make room beyond the river for my sister, who / is singing Miriam’s song…”
a collage features a hand reaching towards the sun
A new interpretation of the 10 Commandments.
a depiction of the 10 Commandments in stone
“How can a body survive so much spilled blood?”
a rose against blackness
“Standing at the shore Miriam faced the sea to watch the threats and the pain of a million moments prior…”
the parting of the sea
A participatory D’var Torah for Parshat Beha’alotekha
woman in desert throwing sand in arcs
“Aleph: The silence before the beginning”
deep blue sky with cloud in white, light pink, darker pink, and purple
person climbing hill in sandy desert with footsteps behind them and bright blue sky with white clouds above
“We must bring / What we have / In order to / Rebuild”
person facing sunset with gray clouds on the horizon
“I am walking / because there was no sense in staying”
woman walking barefoot in desert wearing loose striped dress with hair blowing in the wind

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