Voices of WRJ

This weekly blog series, published on Fridays, features insights from WRJ leaders on the Torah portions from a women's perspective. Enhance your Torah learning and understanding by adding Voices to your reading list.

Friday Voices

Ricki Oleon
November 2, 2012

I have recently returned from the WRJ Pacific District convention in Portland, OR. It was rejuvenating to be among women who strive to repair the world in so many compassionate ways. So much of what we do when we come together is to focus or reignite our commitments towards social justice as we recently did at this convention.

Friday Voices: Parashat Lech L'cha

Sally B. Frank
October 26, 2012

This week’s parashah, Lech L’cha, begins with God’s famous call to Abraham, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you shall be a blessing.” While few of us have taken physical journeys quite like Abraham’s, most of us have taken other kinds of journeys.

Friday Voices: Parashah Noach

Edith Caplan
October 19, 2012

As I started to write about this week’s Parashah, Noach, my mind kept returning to last week’s Parashah, B'reishit, especially its opening describing when God created the world. After each stage of creation, God reviews his work and finds that “it is good.”

Friday Voices: God's Good World

Pat Blum
October 12, 2012

A few weeks ago, we observed Rosh Hashanah, traditionally considered the birthday of the world. This week's Torah portion, Bereshit, starts with the beginning – creation. God created a universe of harmony, balance, and beauty in six days, sanctifying the seventh, Shabbat, with a well-deserved rest.