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Vayetze is a fascinating portion. It returns to classic Genesis themes including family deception (Jacob, Laban, Leah and Rachel), infertility, a renewal of the covenental
Toldot is a fascinating portion. It has the famous story of the birth of Esau and Jacob, the birthright and the blessing (27) and the repetition of many themes that we find
Chayai Sarah presnts is with a wealth of interesting issues. From the death of Sara to the death of Abraham, we see aspects of the life of this family. Most notable is the
Vayeira is easily one of the most profound and challenging of portions. We are introduced to the mitzvot of bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) and hachnasat orchim
The challenge embodied in this week's Torah portion, Lech Lecha, is to have the faith in one’s self to be able to move forward in life, for we are part of a religious tradition that sees life as a continuing unfolding of the possible, Rabbi Address writes.
Parshah Noah remains one of the most famous of all Torah. The account of the flood, the dove and the rainbow, the disturbing account of Noah’s sons, the Tower of Babel;
And so we begin again. Our portion opens the door to the new. There is not a chapter in B’resheet that does not contain a myriad of issues; from the two stories of
Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) is read during Sukkot. This Shabbat, many congregations will focus Torah study on this fantastic and challenging book. Many of us know this for Chapter
This portion of Torah is the so-called Song of Moses. Ha’azinu, literally “give me your ear” ! Moses finishes his farewell sermons with his song. In poetic
This week’s portion, just a single chapter, prepares us for the end of Torah, the death of Moses and again speaks to the transition of power from Moses to Joshua. Moses
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