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Parashat Va'era: Moses' Double Mission

Moses' task was twofold: to overthrow Pharaoh's tyranny, and to make the Israelites worthy of freedom. Rabbi Lewis Eron argues that the second of these tasks was the source of Moses' true greatness.

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Evolve Podcast

The new Evolve podcast features interviews with thought-provoking rabbis, leaders and creators about the urgent issues faced by Jewish people today.

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Hashivenu: A Podcast on Resilience

In a conversation with Rabbi Sara Luria, we explore the power of putting love, nurturing and acceptance at the center of community life.

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Moses' Double Mission

Moses’ task was twofold: to overthrow Pharaoh’s tyranny, and to make the Israelites worthy of freedom. The second task was by far the harder.

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Naming the Divine

Jewish tradition names God in many ways. Why so many? And what truths lie behind the choice of a divine name? 

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