Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vayishlach: Wrestling or embracing God?

Jacob is a guy known for struggling.  He struggled before he was born.  In his mother’s womb, he and his twin brother Esau were an active pair – they made their mother’s pregnancy miserable.  When he was born, literally holding … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: Noticing the rock under your head

It’s a cliché, really.  You’ve heard it before.   We don’t appreciate what’s in front of us, we don’t notice the blessings in our lives, we don’t acknowledge the good around us until perhaps it’s gone. Or when we lay our … Continue reading

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Toldot: What price prophecy?

No one can make you question your existence quite like your own family.  What am I doing here?  What is my life all about? Why am I alive? Who are these people, and why do they think they know me? … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah – Reaching out on pure faith

I’ve always really liked Rebecca, especially when she first appears in the story.  She’s got spunk. It’s parashat Chayei Sarah,and Eliezer, Abraham’s trusted servant, has been sent on a mission to find a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son.  Abraham sent … Continue reading

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