Torah Table Talk

“All it takes to study Torah is an open heart, a curious mind and a desire to grow a Jewish soul.”

 

Issues:

Recalling Sacred History as Prayer and Praise Parshat Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27 | View in PDF Format

Upon Seeing a Rainbow: Covenant or Caution? Posted on October 06, 2013 Torah Table Talk – Iyun Tefillah Parshat Noah, Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 | View in PDF Format

Mastery and Partnership Jewish Attitudes Toward Animals Animal, by Rabbi Edward Friedman Page 856 Parshat Ki Tetzei, Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 | View in PDF Format

The Secular Justice System by Rabbi Laurence Sebert Page 452 Parshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 | View in PDF Format

“Sufficient for His Needs:” How Much is ‘Enough’ When Giving Tzedakah Charitable Giving, by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff Parshat Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17  | View in PDF format

Reverence, Honor, and the Challenge of Filial Relations Between Parents and Children … Parshat Va’etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

Tradition or Change: Deuteronomy and the Reinvention of Judaism, Preface & Prolegomenon … Parshat Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22

Life and Death in our Hands: Who, When and How Do we Execute Justice? Crime and Punishment … Parshat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 – 30:1

Reading Balaam: Is There Truth among Gentile Prophets? … Parshat Balak, Numbers 22:2 – 25:9

‘It’s only Business:’ What’s Kosher About Business Ethics? …Parshat Hukkat, Numbers 19:1- 22:1

For Heaven’s Sake: The Ethics of Dissent and Dialogue … Parshat Korah, Numbers 16:1- 18:32

Tithing and Taxes: Similarities and Differences … Parshat Shelach Lekha, Numbers 13:1-15:40

Employer and Employee - Rights and Responsibilities … Parshat Beha’alotecha, Numbers 8:1-12:16

Polity and Piety: The Ethics of Warfare … Parshat B’midbar, Numbers 1:1-4:17

Lending and Love: A Jewish Approach to Loans … Parshat Bahar-Bechukotai, Leviticus 25:1 – 27:33

Do Jews Celebrate or Observe Their Holidays?  A Response to Lenny Bruce … Parshat Emor, Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23

Homosexuality and Halakhah … A Second Look at the Sources … Parshat Acharei Mot Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1-20:27

Illness, Disease and Affliction … Parshat Tazria/Metzora Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33

Defining Purity and Impurity … Parshat Shemini Leviticus 6:1 – 11:47

Why Are these Questions Different…? Shabbat HaGadol, Parshat Tzav, Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36

Avodah: Sacrifice, Prayer, and Worship. Parshat Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1: – 5:26

The Meaning of Hametz and Matzah. parshat VaYekhel/Pekudei, Exodus 35:1 – 40:38

Mishakn, Mo’ed, and Synagogue: A Place of Encounter and Presence. Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei, Exodus 35:1 – 40/Exodus 12:1 – 21

Shabbat: Sign, Symbol, and Sacrament: The Pause that Refreshes. Parshat Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

Zachor: The Dark Side of Purim. Parshat Titzaveh, Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

Terumah and Tzedakah:  How We Synagogue Dues. Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1 – 27:19