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Welcome to Rabbi Dr. Art Levine's web/blog site!

Welcome to Rabbi Dr. Art Levine's web/blog site!

Shalom, welcome, and thank you for visiting my blog-website. 

I cordially invite you to read, listen to, and comment upon the material on this site.  Please also join my "virtual community" by entering your email address here and/or subscribing to my podcast. You’ll receive weekly notifications of new postings and videos, including my classes viewable on Youtube.  You can easily unsubscribe anytime. You might also wish to click here to learn more about me. Many blessings! Rabbi Art Levine, Ph.D., J.D.

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Ki Tissa: A Passion for Compassion

Watch YouTube Video.     Are you a compassionate person?    If you’re like me, you would like to think of yourself as compassionate.  But are we really? And if not, why should we be?   This week’s Torah p... Continue Reading »

Titzaveh: Why Should We Observe Mitzvot?

Watch video.   Shabbat shalom, and if you are reading this the day I have posted it, Purim Sameach!     The name of this week’s Torah portion is תצוה “Tetzaveh,” which comes from the same Hebrew root as mitzvah&... Continue Reading »

Terumah: What’s in Your Heart (Not Your Wallet)?

Watch video.    Shabbat Shalom.    At the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, Terumah, G-d tells Moses to invite those Israelites who wish to do so to give Him Terumah, a word usually translated as “gifts.” ... Continue Reading »

Mishpatim: Do Not Oppress the Stranger. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat ...

Watch video.  I haven’t counted them to confirm this number, but evidently the Torah has 304,805 letters.      According to a principle of rabbinic exegesis -- that is, scriptural interpretation -- not even one of these 30... Continue Reading »

Yitro: A Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation?

Watch Video Chapter 19 of Exodus, Parashat Yitro, recounts that when the Israelites reached the mountain in Sinai, G-d instructed Moses:   “Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob and declare to the children of Israel: … ‘all the... Continue Reading »

Be-Shalach: "This is a test, but not 'only' a test."

Watch Video   Shabbat shalom.    We are likely all familiar with the basic story in this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, of how G-d provided food for the Israelites during their forty years of wandering in the desert. &n... Continue Reading »

Va'era: You've Got Your Problems; I've Got Mine.

[ Watch or listen to this D'var Torah ] In the mid-WWII movie classic Casablanca, a young woman approaches Café-owner “Rick” (played by Humphrey Bogart) and tells him her problems.   She asks him for advice and reassurance that ... Continue Reading »

Shemot: Keep the Faith

View Video In this week’s Torah portion, Sh’mot, the first in the Book of Exodus, G-d appears to Moses from within the burning bush and instructs him to return to Egypt and lead the Israelites to freedom.  But Moses responds, &nb... Continue Reading »
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