Appalachian Trail, Weekly Parsha

Matot-Masei: Promises

This parsha contains the most voluminous treatment of vows in Torah. In common parlance, we think of a vow (in the Hebrew, neder) as a commitment made using G-d’s name.  We ascribe...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Weekly Parsha

Daughters of Tzelafchad: Women’s Voice in the Wilderness

This week’s parsha is Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 There is a candidate for a state house race here in Maine, she’s what I’d call a “super...

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