Jewish Ideas Daily - The Weekly Portion http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/rss/weekly-portion-items Jewish Ideas Daily brings you the best in Jewish thought and culture. en-us 60 <![CDATA[Sh'lah L'kha: Send Yourself]]> "Send men to scout the land"—and the mysterious word that's missing from that translation. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:04 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6567/weekly-portion/shlah-lkha-send-yourself/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[B’haalot’kha: Missing Miriam]]> Miriam—and how surprisingly little we know about her. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:52 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6537/weekly-portion/bhaalotkha-missing-miriam/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Naso: When Wives Go Astray]]> The straying wife of Num. 5:13—was she "seized" or was she "caught in the act"? (Click here for source sheet.)

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Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:16 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6501/weekly-portion/naso-when-wives-go-astray/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[B'midbar: Names and Numbers]]> The names we still use and the names we don't. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:38 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6462/weekly-portion/bmidbar-names-and-numbers/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[B'har-B'hukotai: Walk This Way]]> What does it mean to "walk" in God's laws? (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:20 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6420/weekly-portion/bhar-bhukotai-walk-this-way/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Emor: Saying Without Speaking]]> This time, when Moses speaks to Aaron, he must say it—and say it again. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:13 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6373/weekly-portion/emor-saying-without-speaking/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Aharei Mot-K'doshim: The Stranger, the Fatherless, and the Widow]]> How much of the harvest can you "forget" before you're allowed to go back and collect it instead of leaving it for the poor? (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:12 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6338/weekly-portion/aharei-mot-kdoshim-the-stranger-the-fatherless-and-the-widow/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Tazria-M'tzora: Sin and Skin]]> Leprosy!  (Not.)  Is it caused by sin? (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:24 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6292/weekly-portion/tazria-mtzora-sin-and-skin/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Sh'mini: The Clean and the Unclean]]> Kosher creatures, non-kosher creatures, and what the difference has to do with the priestly calling. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:36 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6248/weekly-portion/shmini-the-clean-and-the-unclean/ Torah Talk with Michael Carasik
<![CDATA[Tzav: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:08 EDT http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6175/weekly-portion/tzav-out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire/