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Our First Shabbat

By Jory Hanselman This week, BaMidbar staff and students embarked on a journey, as year-round programming launched on Thursday, October 18th.  This week’s parsha, or Torah portion, also begins with a journey.  At God’s command, Abraham sets forth from the…


Simcha and Sukkot in the Wilderness

By Gabi Wasserman We are currently on the threshold of celebrating Sukkot, the only pilgrimage festival referred to as Zman Simchateinu, “the time of our rejoicing.”  During Sukkot we partake in the mitzvah of leaving our permanent homes of comfort…

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A Call To Action

By Rabbi Anat Moskowitz Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught: As often as you can, take a trip out to the fields to pray. All the grasses will join you. They will enter your prayers and give you strength to sing…

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Between the Beit Midrash and the Woods

By Dave Yedid Now that summer is here, I feel both inspired and exhausted as I reflect on my first year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. These past nine months have passed largely at 122nd and Broadway,…

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The Diary of a Field Guide

By Danit Cohen Lead Field Guide, Winter & Spring 2018 February 27, 10:18pm “It’s so cold here. My feet are wet and I am wearing every single layer in my bag, and still I can’t get ahold of the shivering.…