Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vayeshev – sort of

This week is one of my favorite Torah portions.  It begins the longest narrative in all of the  Bible, that of Joseph and his brothers.  It also sets up the whole rest of the story: slavery, Pharoah, plagues, leaving Egypt, … Continue reading

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Vayishlach – real sight, real love

We can be looking right at a person, and still not see them for what s/he is.  We see them for what they were in the past, or what we want them to be in the future, but it’s so … Continue reading

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IF

There’s a lot packed into the word, “if”.  It looks so small, only two letters, and  yet so much hangs on it.  The “f” even looks like something to hang a lot on.   And we do hang a lot onto … Continue reading

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Toldot – Beware the helicopter parent

I have two daughters in college.  As they each entered university, orientation leaders warned us  against becoming the dreaded, “helicopter parent”, that mother or father who hovered over the newly launched co-ed.  Now, I had long internalized my sister’s axiom … Continue reading

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