Category: Vaera

GIVE ME YAVNEH AND ITS SCHOLARS

Some weeks ago, I hosted Melanie Phillips for dinner at my home. Although Melanie and... Read More

EXODUS, BUT BY WHOSE MIGHTY HAND?

In the preamble to Parshat Va’era, God assures Moses that the Israelites will be freed... Read More

CAN A SECRET BE A NON-SECRET

The infamous bon-vivant, Anthony Haden-Guest, is purported to have once told a friend, “of course... Read More

EXPLORING THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S NAME

After failing to get Pharaoh’s attention, Moses communes with God, who informs him not to... Read More

GOD’S BLUEPRINT FOR JEWISH IDENTITY

I have not read Dorit Rabinyan’s book ‘Borderlife’, and I’m pretty sure I never will.... Read More

THE FROG THAT TURNED INTO FROGS

It was a big news story late last month. I’m guessing it was news because... Read More

THE MYSTERY OF THE TEN PLAGUES

Rabbi Dunner explores the Ten Plagues that afflicted Egypt in the leadup to the Exodus,... Read More

PHARAOH’S OBITUARY

Last Monday, Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the infamous AK-47 automatic rifle, the weapon of choice... Read More