We read the conversations of rabbis scrupulously considering a sacrificial system no longer operative in their time, and wonder: Was this a resilience practice in their shaky reality? Certainly, our study takes us out of our indeterminate present.
Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde discusses the power of Exodus 25:8, as the line evokes the possibility for spiritual transformation within the human body, as we seek to discover the sanctuary contained within ourselves.
Why should we thank God for having made us Jewish each day during the morning blessings? Professor David Ebenbach divines possible answers to this question: receiving mitzvot, Jewish community, spirituality or having to wrestle with the challenges brought