Behaalotecha: Miriam and Zipporah by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Beha’alotcha (בהעלתך) Torah: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7  The hot, angry, unforgiving sun burned over the Israelite camp. Zipporah bat Yitro, wife of Moses, dark-brown of eye and skin, drew her cotton headscarf more closely over her long, black curls, here and there streaked with tinges of grey. Leaving her tent—though it was […]

Behar by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Behar (בהר) Torah: Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2 Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6 – 32:27 Racked as I was with worries over the fate of Israel—would there ever be peace in the World, and in the Middle East in particular? And wondering what sort of d’var Torah (Torah commentary) to write for this week’s Temple Sholom newsletter, I sat […]