Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vayeshev: The Tamars of today’s world

I love Tamar.  Not “tamar” as in the Hebrew word for dates but Tamar, as in a star in this week’s parasha, Vayeshev.  Tamar’s story is a side-bar to the main story of Joseph and his brothers.  The connection is … Continue reading

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Vayishlach: A name, a moment, a change

Names are a big deal in the Bible.  Getting them, giving them, changing them…they’re all a big deal.  This week’s parasha, Vayeshev has a lot of name changes in it.  Sometimes it’s people, sometimes it’s places, but each time it … Continue reading

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Vayetzei: When a thing is wick, it will grow

I’m in another show.  I know this is not a shock to most of you.  And, it shouldn’t be a shock to know that I’ve been thinking about this connection between the show and where we are in the Torah … Continue reading

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