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Chayeh Sarah: Matchmaker, matchmaker

There’s a site called JMoms. It’s not a dating site for single Jewish people. It’s a site for the mothers of Jewish singles to make matches for their kids. Jewish moms from all over the world look at other moms’ … Continue reading

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Vayera: Don’t feed the mob

This week’s parasha is so full of narrative and meaning, I hardly know where to begin.  But since I must narrow it down to something, and since I’m still reeling from the events of last week, looking for rays of … Continue reading

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Chayeh Sarah: A life well lived

Chayeh Sarah.  The life of Sarah.  We begin the parasha reading of her death, “Sarah lived to be 127 years old, such was the span of Sarah’s life.  She died in Kiriat Arba in the land of Canaan and Abraham … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha- all about the verb

Lech l’cha is all about the verb.  So many of the Torah parshiot (plural of parasha, portion) are verbs:  Lech l’cha, Vayeira, Vayishlach, Va’era, pretty much all the ones that start with V’…  Lech l’cha is the first, when God … Continue reading

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Vayikra: Cows, sheep, goats and God

Vayikra – And God called. And so begins a lot of instructions about killing and offering up a lot of animals for all sorts of reasons, all with the purpose of getting closer to God (“korbanot”, the word for offering, … 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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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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