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This Week’s Torah Portion: Wrestle Like A Jew

This week's parsha talks about the true meaning behind Jacob wrestling with his brother Esau's guardian angel. By Rabbi Bentzion Geisinsky Did you know that the...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Moving Forward

Parshat Chaye Sara: Genesis 23:1-25:18; I Kings 1:1-31 By Rabbi Amy B. Bigman This week’s portion begins with the death of Sarah. It teaches us about...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Model Of Get-Up-And-Go

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. By Rabbi Steven Rubenstein The opening of this portion is the well-known narrative of Avraham welcoming the three angels...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Picture Of A Leader

Parshat Lech-Lecha: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16. By Jeff Lasday Now God said to Avram: ‘Go out from your country, from your family and from your father’s...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Building The Ark Again

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. In Noach, God promised to never destroy the Earth again (Genesis 8.21). But that says nothing of our precarious...

This Week’s Torah Portion: What Do We Do With Our Years?

Parshat Vayelekh: Detuteronomy 31:1-30; Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27. (Shabbat Shuvah) Ad me’ah v’esrim!” (“May you live until 120.”) We often hear and use...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Being Chosen Is A Challenge

Parshat KiTavo: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Isaiah 60:1-22 By Howard Lupovitch This week’s Torah portion underscores the complexity in the relationship between God and Israel, specifically the notion...

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