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In Imitatio Dei and in imitation of Jesus and his disciples

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Weekly Commentaries


Parashat Tzav

Central to this parashah are the five different offerings, or sacrifices, (korbanot) that were to be presented to the priests in the sanctuary and later in the temple. With the destruction of the Temple in 70 c.e. these sacrifices no longer had a place within Jewish religious practice, but even while the Temple was in existence, there were already changes in the ways in which Jewish communities sought to draw near (karov) to God.

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Third Sunday of Lent

Today’s familiar story in Exodus 3 presents a backdrop for Moses’ encounter with “I AM” (YHWH), the same God who called the ancestors into a unique relationship.  Each of the early Matriarchs and Patriarchs encountered this God of covenant and compassion: the God of Sarah and Abraham, the God of Rebecca and Isaac, the God of Rachel, Leah and Jacob.

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Third Sunday of Lent - Revised Common Lectionary

Daily we awake to news of tragedies: earthquakes, floods, explosions, accidents, murders. The questions of “why them, why do good people suffer”, continue to hang in the air at these unexpected moments of pain and suffering.  These questions are indeed part of our experience as human persons from the beginning of time.  Jesus, in Luke's gospel, points out that by “no means” were the people in question deserving ...

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Lecture

Dr Norman Tobias

Norman Tobias is a lay member of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus in its renewed systematic dialogue with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Hebrew Song of the Month

October Song

This month's song is sung by Rabbi Dr. Minna Bromberg, who led and taught morning worship in Bat Kol, summer 2018.

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2019 Summer Program


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