Dvora Weisberg is Associate Professor of Rabbinics and Director of the Beit Midrash at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.
Articles by Dvora Weisberg
Strength In Numbers
The commandment to gather every seven years for a communal Torah reading reinforces the spirit of unity and commitment among the people.
Renewing Love for God
Loving God, like loving people, requires the commitment of our intellect, emotions, and actions.
Protecting The Sacredness Of Life
The laws of the Cities of Refuge emphasize the sacredness and infinite value of every human life.
Through Weakness And Strength
In times of success and prosperity we must remember those who have assisted us in the past.
Preserving The Covenant
Incentives to keep the covenant are directed at Israel because of Israel's power, through its behavior, to break the covenant.
Reaching Out To The Isolated
Just as the priest went out from the community to welcome back those afflicted with leprosy, we too should reach out to those who feel excluded.
Private And Communal Judaism
Despite the occasional need for private expressions of Judaism, we must remember our connection to the larger public community.
The Challenge Of Changing
Despite Jacob's negative experiences with favoritism, he repeats this trait in his own family and home.
Esau and Jacob are able to reconcile only when each is secure in his achievements.
We draw closer to God as the month of Tishrei draws to a close.