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Hanukkah, the “Other” and Organic Torah

Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

We are witnessing a dawning of awareness in this country: many had thought that racism was behind us. Many considered themselves to be no longer racist because they and their friends didn’t explicitly use racist language... Read More


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Trees, Chanukkah Light and Torah

Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

We are getting close to Chanukah, and I’m looking forward to seeing the Chanukah candles flickering and glowing. Every year I appreciate their beauty. Everyone has a Winter Solstice festival. Christianity got the idea for the... Read More


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The Heart of the Torah

Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

Just a few weeks ago we finished the High Holiday season with Simchat Torah and that wonderful moment when we finish reading the Torah with the last words of Deuteronomy “l’eynei kol Israel” “in the eyes... Read More


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A Poem for Rosh Hashanah

Published on September 16th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

I want to share this poem by E. E. Cummings (apparently, contra the myth that he legally changed his name to e e cummings, he actually preferred his name with the normal capital letters).  I want... Read More


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Challah and Halakhah

Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

I’m a pretty good challah maker. Actually, I’m being too modest. I make some of the best whole wheat challah most people have ever tasted. I think that part of the reason it comes out so... Read More


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Reb Zalman’s Passing and a New Era Emerging

Published on July 7th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

I wanted to add my own little story into the flood of memories, stories and reminiscences that so many have shared in the past few days since Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z’tl, beloved teacher and rebbe to so many,... Read More


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17 Tammuz / Ramadan Fast Against Violence

Published on July 7th, 2014 | by Natan Margalit

(Note: Organic Torah is reprinting an e-mail sent by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, in which he spreads the word about a Hunger Strike Against Violence set for July 15, to be concurrent with the Jewish fast of... Read More


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