Limmud On One Leg
Every week Limmud On One Leg brings Limmudniks a chance to learn from some of the most exciting and innovative Jewish educators from around the world, through a thought on the weekly parasha [Torah reading] from educators who have been presenters at Limmud events throughout the world, together with alternative voices sharing a thought on the themes raised by the parasha.
Limmud On One Leg is unique amongst weekly emails of this sort because it draws on Limmud's key principles of diversity and inclusivity. It offers the chance to engage in regular, high quality and accessible Jewish learning from an incredibly diverse range of educators from every perspective. We invite you to join the Limmud community around the world in shared Jewish learning.
Latest Dvar Torah: Chukat
Hukkat: Moses’s Hand-to-Mouth Life
“Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.” —Shakespere's Hamlet
Parashat Hukkat is full of inexplicables. Yet there is one question that leaves all others behind: What did Moses do that was so wrong? How does the punishment at Mei Meriva (The Waters of Meriba) fit the crime? Why is it that a slight deviation from God’s command—hitting the rock instead of speaking to it, to produce water for the grumbling Israelites—results in a ban on entering the Promised Land?
Answers are many, and various. Eager to justify ...Read more
Another voice by Oliver Marcus