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Toldot: No more

  (Image credit to Sharon Rosenzweig, artist extraordinaire) Some say the most difficult passage in the Torah narrative is the binding of Isaac, when God asks Abraham to kill his own son as a sacrifice to God, to prove his … Continue reading

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Toldot: Inquiring of God

There are a times when a mother doesn’t need any kind of intermediary to ask for help.  Hagar didn’t need one when she was watching her son Ishmael die in the wilderness after having been sent away by Abraham, at … 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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Toldot: What price prophecy?

No one can make you question your existence quite like your own family.  What am I doing here?  What is my life all about? Why am I alive? Who are these people, and why do they think they know me? … Continue reading

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Toldot and Thanksgiving: a family tale

A friend of mine is very excited about Thanksgiving, because her eldest child is coming home for the first time after leaving for college.  She said so on Facebook, so it must be true.  All over the country, this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Toldot – Beware the helicopter parent

I have two daughters in college.  As they each entered university, orientation leaders warned us  against becoming the dreaded, “helicopter parent”, that mother or father who hovered over the newly launched co-ed.  Now, I had long internalized my sister’s axiom … Continue reading

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