Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vayetzei: A Love Story

A love story: Boy has amazing dream in the middle of the wilderness after fleeing from his murderous, brother. Boy decides that God was in that place where he slept, and promises God that if the journey he’s on is … Continue reading

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Toldot Revisited: Changing the narrative

Last week I wrote about Toldot, of course because that was the week’s parasha.  It was  all about Jacob and Esau and the situation that led to the brothers’ estrangement.  But although we have moved on in the Torah, the events … Continue reading

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Toldot: Family therapy time

Limmud Chicago was last weekend, and I’m still coming off the buzz of being with over 300 people, for 24 hours, learning, sharing, laughing, (eating) and learning some more. If I could convey the feeling that being at Limmud brings, … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: the power of verbs

The power of a verb: Go. You go. I will go. Time to go. It’s get up and go time. Abraham just left his birthplace during last week’s parasha, Lech L’cha. Now in Chaye Sarah, it’s Rebecca’s turn. There’s a … Continue reading

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Vayera: Outweighing the majority

Justice has consequences. Even God had to learn that. In Vayera, God has just about had it with Sodom. It was “an outrage…and their sin so grave.” (Gen 18:16) God sent messengers to Sodom and Gemorrah, and after stopping by … Continue reading

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