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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Shoftim 2016

Shoftim: Guarding the Gates

I always feel a little sad when I come to this week’s reading.  Shoftim (Judges) is the last weekly commentary written by my teacher, Rabbi David Wolfe-Blank before his sudden death in 1998. Reb David introduced me to a new way of reading Torah. His work is the inspiration for (and often the source of) my own Torah reflections. […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Keeping it Simple

Shoftim: Keeping it Simple

The Jewish world has entered the month of Elul, a traditional period of soul searching and introspection in preparation for the upcoming holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. So it will come as no surprise that the verse I’ve chosen for this week’s commentary reflects my heightened contemplative awareness. Embedded in the midst of a reading that […]

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