Hebrew Scripture

Reflections on Torah readings.

Behind the Notes

In a recent article in the New Yorker, Joan Acocella wrote, “As musicians, especially, will tell you, what they are doing up there is not meeting an agreed-upon goal but, rather, creating something new. Vladimir Horowitz (the great Russian-American classical… Read More ›


What is the Universe calling you to do? Are you answering that call? If not, why not? The reason I ask these questions is because I need to be asking them of myself. My current circumstances are allowing me to… Read More ›

Be Healed

    “Quit trying to figure everything out!” Why do I keep hearing this in my head? I don’t even remember who used to say this to me. A therapist perhaps? A teacher? Certainly more than one person. For the… Read More ›

Isaac’s Burden

This week’s Torah portion (Genesis 22:1-19,) usually referred to as “The Binding of Isaac” is one of the most challenging of all the scriptures for contemporary people to understand as it is so very difficult for us to imagine that… Read More ›