December 6, 2022 |


My Weekly Drash (a mini D'var Torah) -- Shoftim

One of the ways we are supposed to think of God is as our King. This appears throughout our liturgy and is especially prominent during the High Holy Days. Yet for those of us brought up in a country without royalty, it is analogy that doesn't quite work. Our top leader is the president, and he...

My video divrei Torah on parasha Shoftim by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg

My Weekly Drash (a mini D'var Torah) - Shoftim

Should you download that pirated movie on your computer? The Torah says no. If you're surprised that the Torah has ANYTHING to say about video piracy or other modern high tech issues, it's because you're not reading beyond the surface text. In Parshah Shof'tim we're instructed, "You shall not...

Standing on one foot-keep it simple

A NYT piece by Retired economic prof. Rich op ed piece arguing to keep teaching economics simple. "Just as a few simple sentence patterns enable small children to express an amazing variety of thoughts, a few basic principles do much of the heavy lifting. If someone focuses on only these principles,...


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Chaya Kaplan-Lester

Joined: March 6, 2011

Chaya Kaplan-Lester is a psychotherapist, Jewish educator and writer. She is co-founder of The Jerusalem Center for Transformative Torah and Therapy. Her "Parsha Poetry" commetaries are popular across the Jewish spectrum, and can be found weekly on the Jerusalem Post online (along with youtube video...

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