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Parashat Chukat – Balak with Rabbi Joseph
In this week’s episode, Moses gets a time out–and we all get a lesson in self care.
Parashat Korach with Rabbi Cahana
This week on Masterpiece Torah, Rabbi Cahana (now with quarantine beard!) discusses the value of disagreement for a purpose greater than ourselves.
Parashat Sh’Lach with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
In this week’s episode, Cantor Canana reminds is that we are NOT grasshoppers.
Beha’alotcha with Education Director Ben Sandler
There’s “a lot going on”–including music!–in this week’s episode.
Parashat Naso II with Rabbi Rachel Joseph
Rabbi Joseph discusses the Children of Israel in the wilderness, and the role of that journey in moving from fear to strength.
Parashat Naso I with Rabbi Michael Cahana
Rabbi Cahana explains why we in the Reform Movement divide Naso and read it over two Shabbats.
Parashat Bamidbar with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Moving into a new book with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Parashat Behar-Bchukotai with Rabbi Joseph
This week’s episode discusses the ways in which our loneliness is a reflection of the divine loneliness–and how that means we are never truly alone.
Parashat Acarei Mot-Kedoshim with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Parashat Tazria-Metzora with Rabbi Rachel Joseph
Rabbi Joseph revisits her Bat Mitzvah portion…and yes, there are pictures.
Parashat Shmini with Rabbi Cahana
Moses learns a hard lesson this week on Masterpiece Torah.
Parashat Chol Hamoed Pesach with Education Director Ben Sandler
This Pesach on Masterpiece Torah Ben Sandler makes his debut!
Parashat Tsav with Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana
This week on Masterpiece Torah: Rabbi Cahana on the sense of wonderment and the constant presence of God.
Prashat Vayikra with Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana
Masterpiece Torah: featuring Rabbi Cahana and an almost imperceptible–but very important!–Aleph.
Parashat Vayakheil-Pekudei with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
This week with Cantor Cahana on Masterpiece Torah: gemstones, and goat hair, and dolphin skins…oh my!
Parashat Ki Tisa-Parah with Rabbi Rachel Joseph
This week with Rabbi Joseph on Masterpiece Torah: holding on to our brokenness, shame, and struggle–and why that is a good thing!
Parashat Tetzaveh with Rabbi Rachel Joseph
What is God’s response to dark places? Rabbi Joseph explains in this week’s Masterpiece Torah.
Parashat Terumah with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
What do this week’s Torah portion and Taste of Temple have in common? Cantor Ida Rae Cahana explains it all on Masterpiece Torah!
Parashat Mishpatim with Rabbi Michael Cahana
Ten Commandments are a great start… but not the whole story on this week’s Masterpiece Torah.
Parashat Yitro with Rabbi Rachel Joseph
Rabbi Joseph discusses a major leap of faith this week on Masterpiece Torah.
Parashat Beshalach with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
This week on Masterpiece Torah: Cantor Cahana’s favorite Parasah!
Parashat Bo with Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana
Why is this week’s Torah portion a favorite for fans of quantum mechanics? Find out with Masterpiece Torah!