Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg




Hidden Wisdoms

Hidden Wisdoms

How do we measure ‘good’ neighborhoods from ‘bad’ ones and change our perceptions of urban Baltimore? The Midrash (Tanchuma) teaches the Torah is written with “black fire on white fire.” This means there is a dynamism at play in the interaction of word and parchment....

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Savor and Enjoy

Savor and Enjoy

A bicycle ride from Jerusalem to Eilat brings Israel and the environment powerfully into focus. The Torah tells us Adam, the first human, was created from Adamah (ground). Rabbi Arthur Waskow, noticing the pun, calls Adam the “first earthling.” Being “of” the earth is...

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