Drash

“Drash” is short for Midrash, or interpretation, usually of a Jewish text. These posts live at the intersection of Jewish wisdom and personal experience.

Seeing My Way through the Sea photo
In those times, when we desire to flinch and return to the status quo, it helps to remember the example of Nachshon.
Love Thy (Evil) Companion photo
What Torah and modern psychology say about relationship stability and true love.
10 English Words from Hebrew photo
Ten English words that come from the Hebrew language that don’t originate in the Torah.
10 English Words that Come from Torah photo
Here are just 10 of the many words we still use from the Torah today, what they mean now, and what the Torah meant by them.
Rosh Hashanah and the Jurassic Period photo

What exactly do we mean by “creation” when we celebrate Rosh Hashanah?

The Chirp of the High Holidays photo
I think many of us have a visceral response (perhaps it’s genetically ingrained by now …) to the High Holidays.
Stolen Mezuzot photo
About a year ago, while at work, I received a text message from my friend Alyssa. She asked if my mezuzah was still on my door that morning.

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