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Rabbi Stewart Weiss

Articles by Rabbi Stewart Weiss

How Now, Red Cow?

The section of the Torah we read as Maftir this Shabbat—Parshat Parah—has baffled scholars and commentators for all of our history. Taken from the parsha

Feeling Your Oaths

I swear – this isn’t so simple! Before Ya’akov dies, he makes Yosef swear that he will not bury him in Egypt, but will return

Triangles and Tisha B’Av

As the Three Weeks come to a conclusion this week—with the fast of Tisha B’Av—let us analyze the stages of personal aveilut (mourning) compared to

Between Pesach and Atzmaut

Shalom, dear friends. My name is Yechezkel. I’m quite sure that you have heard of me; I’m a prophet with my very own book in

All Together Now

Ya’akov is anxious. Frightened. Scared. He is about to leave Israel, the land he knows is his one true home, and depart for the depraved

Teshuva Is the Answer

This last sedra of the year, Nitzavim, seems perfect as a precursor to Rosh Hashanah. It begins by stressing the unity of the Jewish people:

In the Comfort Zone

This week’s parsha of Va’etchanan is spiritually supercharged: the Ten Commandments appear once again, the first paragraph of the Shema, the Jewish people are charged

Trauma, Terumah and Temurah

A dizzying, tumultuous time in our calendar is soon coming to an end. We are once again riding this annual emotional roller-coaster, careening through modern