Parsha Toldot: Joy

Parsha Toldot by  Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer


In 586 BCE, Babylon attacked Israel and destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. The Jews were exiled to Babylon. And for the first time in our history as a people, we no longer lived in Judah or in Israel, but we lived in a foreign country. About 100 years later, […]

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Jewish Wedding Traditions

This is the second of a series of postings from an interview with Hebrew Seminary President Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer about Jewish wedding traditions.

I want to talk about several of the Jewish wedding ceremony traditions and their symbolism, but first let’s explore the core Jewish beliefs surrounding marriage.   Pope Francis recently released an “apostolic exhortation” called “The Joy of Love” welcoming into the faith […]


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