Monthly Archives: November 2011

Vayetze: I do believe…maybe…sort of…show me first

“God was in this place, and I didn’t know it!” I don’t often think about God.  I don’t often experience God-moments, and if I think I do, well…I don’t always know that’s what they are, and don’t spend time pondering … Continue reading

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Toldot and Thanksgiving: a family tale

A friend of mine is very excited about Thanksgiving, because her eldest child is coming home for the first time after leaving for college.  She said so on Facebook, so it must be true.  All over the country, this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: A girl his mother would love

A moment:    “And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah; he took Rebecca, and she became his wife and he loved her. Thus did Isaac take comfort after his mother.”  (Gen. 24:67) A question:   Why was Rebecca … Continue reading

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Vayera: Be our guest, be our guest

My mother taught me how to throw a party.  From her, I learned how to time the coffee, get my serving pieces out in advance, and set the table with the “pretties”, as she used to call them:  her tablecloths, … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha: Promises, promises

People show their love in all sorts of ways – some, especially at the beginning of a relationship, will declare their love constantly, at every opportunity, no matter the bed-head hair, the morning bags under the eyes, even the stomach … Continue reading

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