Articles By Dvora Weisberg

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    Dvora Weisberg

    Dvora Weisberg is Associate Professor of Rabbinics and Director of the Beit Midrash at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.


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      Private And Communal Judaism

      Despite the occasional need for private expressions of Judaism, we must remember our connection to the larger public community.

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      Renewing Love

      Loving God, like loving people, requires the commitment of our intellect, emotions, and actions.

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      Together But Separate

      Adam and Eve's original relationship in which they were together as one flesh yet still distinct provides us with an ideal model.

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      Reaching Out To The Isolated

      Just as the priest went out from the community to welcome back those who had been afflicted with leprosy, we too should reach out to those who feel excluded from our communities.

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      Through Weakness And Strength

      In times of success and prosperity we must remember those who have assisted us in the past.

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      Overcoming Envy

      Esau and Jacob are able to reconcile only when each is secure in his achievements.

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      Preserving The Covenant

      Incentives to keep the covenant are directed at Israel because of Israel's power, through its behavior, to break the covenant.

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      Strength In Numbers

      The commandment to gather every seven years for a communal Torah reading reinforces the spirit of unity and commitment among the people.

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      The Challenge Of Changing

      Despite Jacob's negative experiences with favoritism, he repeats this trait in his own family and home.

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      Protecting The Sacredness Of Life

      The laws of the Cities of Refuge emphasize the sacredness and infinite value of every human life.


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