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Howie Beigelman

Articles by Howie Beigelman

Devarim 5776: Uncommon Purpose

We’ve written before that Devarim—Deuteronomy—begins what may be history’s first (and possibly its longest) farewell address. Leaders, such as President Washington returning to Mount Vernon,

Balak 5776: Everyone and Anyone

“Actually, you know, my middle son was studying 18th-century history and the American War of Independence, and he said to me the other day, ‘You

Pesach 5776: Leading Questions

“There’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families.” – Margaret Thatcher Before we discuss the Four Questions,

Vayikra 5776: A Hard Lesson

The nascent nation of Israel has been through quite a lot. Centuries of persecution and slavery, attempted mass murder of their infant sons and redemption.

Vayigash 5776: Backwards Looking

Joseph plays out an elaborate ruse. He has seemingly imprisoned Shimon, and then released him to his brothers. Then, he has the monies once again

Vayeishev 5776: Walking and Talking

Jacob is the patriarch most associated with darkness and night. Past is prologue. Ma’aseh Avot siman l’banim. Throughout Jewish history, across continents and throughout millennia,

Toldot 5776: Solutions for All

Praying for children, Isaac, we are told, does the beseeching on his wife’s behalf, or with her in mind. The Bible’s major lesson is how

Vayera 5776: Hard Bargains

Abraham is commanded, perhaps, at least according to many commentators, with his ultimate test: to bring Isaac as a sacrifice. It is Abraham’s test. Isaac