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Toldot: Enough deceit

There is a tremendous amount of deceit in this week’s parasha, Toldot. The familiar story is that Esau’s birthright is taken out from under him by his brother Jacob, when Esau was most vulnerable, hungry, exhausted.  Then, when their father … 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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Chaye Sarah: A girl his mother would love

A moment:    “And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah; he took Rebecca, and she became his wife and he loved her. Thus did Isaac take comfort after his mother.”  (Gen. 24:67) A question:   Why was Rebecca … Continue reading

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