Monthly Archives: October 2013

Toldot: Blind love

“When Isaac had grown old and his eyesight had dimmed….” Isaac called his elder son Isaac to his side, as he lay in his bed, old and frail.  He was ready to give Esau his first-son blessing.  To mark this … Continue reading

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Vayera: You probably don’t want to hear this, but….

One of the greatest examples of “speaking truth to power” is found in this week’s parasha, Vayera.  God has heard the great outcry that has come up from Sodom and Gemorrah.  But, unlike when God hears the outcry coming from … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha: Hey!

How many times in your life do you change your name? Well, I suppose there’s the first one, but you don’t choose it; your parents do.   Then there are the nicknames your siblings or cousins give you….but you don’t choose … Continue reading

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Noah: What does it take to destroy the world?

Boy, that was quick.  Brand new world, brand new people, and already it’s corrupted.  Reminds me of my kitchen floor just after I finally wash it….but I digress. “The earth became corrupt before God; the earth was filled with hamas … Continue reading

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