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Vayechi: Happy New Year

Like the parasha “”Chaye Sarah” (the life of Sarah), which immediately tells of her death, this week’s parasha is called, “Vayechi” (and he lived), though the text is all about death. At the beginning, it is Jacob’s death that is … 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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Miketz and Chanukah: Two tales of life with the “Other”

As usual, the Torah portion Miketz coincides with Chanukah.  In Miketz, we read more of the Joseph story.  After Joseph gets out of prison by correctly interpreting Pharoah’s dreams, he gets new Egyptian clothes, a new Egyptian job, a new … Continue reading

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Chanukah!!

Across the street, my neighbors are putting up their annual, over-the-top Christmas decorations.  You can see their house from space.  For the next two months, I only have to tell people I live across the street from them, and you’ll … Continue reading

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