Viewers must sit with their complicity... Viewers demand that [their] favorites, or the villains that [they] love to hate, walk the knife's edge between what's contemptible and what's actually a crime, trusting that producers will keep them from falling.... Read More
Rabbi Strauchler's Blog
The people said, "Let's stone them."
A debate can finish when there is an agreement. It can also end when one side rejects the other as an interlocutor. The Jewish people conduct a vigorous and public debate about the direction of their...Read More
What is the value of a synagogue community? I had the chance to reflect on this question at the...Read More
Imagine a massive parade of hundreds of thousands of people. With trumpets and pageantry, they move. When seen from afar, they don't so much march; rather, they flow as a river. Our parsha paints...Read More
Naso means "to count." Our parsha begins with the command to count the Levite families in preparing them for their work in the Tabernacle. Our parsha concludes with the special offerings of the nesiim - the heads of each tribe. The same...Read More
Shaarei Shomayim hosted Mizrachi Canada's beautiful yom hazikaron - yom haatzmaut...Read More