Category: Wellington Lights

Wellington Lights is a weekly feature of Rabbi Mizrahi’s thoughts on the parasha hashavua.

Teruma – A Holy Place

The Hebrew language has very particular grammar in relation to masculine and feminine framing. It also distinguishes between the singular and plural to a greater extent than English. In this week’s reading the Torah...

Bo – Seeing Potential

“And it shall come to pass, when your children say to you, what does this service mean to you?” (Exodus 12:26) Central to the theme of the Passover festival are the questions of the children. The...

Va’era – Responding to Pain

Responding to pain is a primal instinct. Pain can put us into a fight-or-flight mode, adrenalize us, or plant fear and trauma in our hearts. Torture techniques were designed to extract information and confessions...