Each week, we read a different section of the Torah. Sometimes we read stories about our ancestors' journeys. Sometimes we read details about the ancient Temple or complex lists of laws. Whatever the content, the Torah portion (or parashah) is frequently the basis for discussions and sermons at Shabbat services in synagogue and throughout the week. Torah text has also been the inspiration for many contemporary songs, poems, and prayers.
Torah Portion: Parashah
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Inspiration has never been a big part of my process. I much prefer deadlines.
For many years, Regina’s story of becoming the first woman rabbi was forgotten, tucked away in archives, lost among ashes.