Parsha Talk – Noach

Parashat Noach [Genesis 6:9-11:32] always brings back a flood of memories! Rabbis Eliot Malomet and Jeremy Kalmanofsky, together with yours truly, Rabbi Barry Chesler, discuss the claims to Noah’s greatness, the command to leave the Ark when the water subsides, and the disturbing incident of Noah’s drunkenness. We find a …

Parsha Talk Simchat Torah 5781

With the celebration of Simchat Torah this Sunday, the annual cycle of Torah Reading comes to an end with the concluding chapters …

Parsha Talk Sukkot 5781

This week is a special edition of Parashah Talk, featuring discussion about the holiday of Sukkot, the symbolism of the sukkah and …

Parsha Talk Shabbat Shuva 2020

The parashah is Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32. This Shabbat is also known as Shabbat Shuvah, the Shabbat of Return, after the 1st word …

Parsha Talk Nitzavim Vayelekh

This week is a double parashah, Nitzavim/Va-yelekh [Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30], but we didn’t quite make it into Va-yelekh! We spent a fair amount …

Parsha Talk – KiTavo 2020

Parashah Talk for Ki Tavo [Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8], featuring Rabbis Eliot Malomet and Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Barry Chesler in conversation about the weekly …

Parsha Talk Ki Tetzei 2020

Parashat Ki Tetze [Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19] is known for its mitzvah density. 74 of the 613 commandments the rabbis located in the Torah …