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The Last Stop – Parshat Matot-Masei

“The Forest of Sadness.” That’s the last stop recorded in the Sinai travel itinerary. What is this strange place? And what pain does it hold, there in the shadows of its trees?

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Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Refugee Journeys Past and Present – Episode 72

Towards the end of The Book of Numbers, there is a list of 42 places on the Israelite's journey as they hope to enter a new land. It is reminiscent of the wanderings of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers of which there are some 65 million in our world today.

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Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Episode 70: Leadership and Transition

Leadership and Transition with special guests Rabbis Gavriel Goldfeder and Salomon Gruenwald is Episode 70 of A Dash of Drash. In Parshat Hukkat (Numbers 19:1-22:1), Miriam and Aaron die, and Moses is told that he will not lead the people into the Promised Land.

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The First Populist – Parshat Korach

From Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: The story of Korach has much to teach us about one of the most disturbing phenomena of our time: the rise of populism in contemporary politics.

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The Gatherer – Parshat Shelach

It only took one week. From the day the Children of Israel were first given the Sabbath, they managed to observe just one day of rest together as a whole community.

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The Longing – Parshat Beha’alotcha

For the next five weeks, we will be touring through some of the darkest chapters in the Israelites’ long desert journey. And one theme will dominate these parshot above all: dissatisfaction.

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