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First Steps

[caption id="attachment_1891" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="First Steps"][/caption] Twenty-two years ago, Dr. Rosalind Neuman of St. Louis pointed out in a class on this week’s portion a remarkable transition from the beginning of the portion to its conclusion. The portion begins by describing how God did not want...

Psalm 27: Clothed in Light

“God is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear.” (Psalm 27:1) The Midrash (See Psalm 27.2) continues: Rabbi Abin, the Levite said that the Holy One, Blessed is He, took the light, and covered Himself with it as though it were a garment, and...