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Vaera 5778 – Lessons from a Birmingham Jail

January 16, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifty-five years ago this April, Martin Luther King, Jr., was sitting in a jail cell in Birmingham. King was from Atlanta; some questioned “what’s this outsider doing in Birmingham?” King’s response, in his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” was: I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the...
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Vaera 5772 — Hardening of the Heart

January 18, 2012

 For this week, I tried my hand at doing a video version of my d’var Torah. The text version is available at the Americans for Peace Now web site, click here to read it. Please leave comments if you like the video format.  I’m sure production values would improve with more practice. Reb Barry...
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Vaera 5767 — The Theology of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

January 22, 2007
Shlomo Carlebach

Do you believe in miracles? If you saw a mamash miracle, would it firm up your faith in God? This week’s Torah reading, Va’era, is all about miracles.  The poor abused Hebrew people – our spiritual and physical ancestors – were languishing in slavery in Mitzrayim, Egypt, the “straits” or a constrained place.  A...
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