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Vayera:Abimelech and Harvey Weinstein?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Once again, Abraham comes into another king’s territory and passes his wife Sarah off as his sister, and once again, the king takes Sarah into his court, and … 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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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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Vaera: Words that don’t work

I have been having the hardest time getting words out for this week’s parasha.  Odd.  There is a phrase in this parasha that always catches my attention.  “Aral Sfatyim”…of uncircumcised lips”.  Moses is talking to God, after having been handed … Continue reading

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Vayera: You probably don’t want to hear this, but….

One of the greatest examples of “speaking truth to power” is found in this week’s parasha, Vayera.  God has heard the great outcry that has come up from Sodom and Gemorrah.  But, unlike when God hears the outcry coming from … Continue reading

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Vayera: Speaking truth and questioning the power

Speaking truth to power takes chutzpah. Questioning that the power really resides in who you’re speaking to takes it to a whole other level. In this week’s parasha, Abraham speaks truth to God. God has decided to destroy Sodom and … Continue reading

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