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Deserving of Redemption

Parshat Vayera: Exodus 6:2-9:35; Ezekiel 28:25-29:21In Exodus 6:6-8, God tells Moses to stand before the people of Israel and tell them of their upcoming redemption.The language...

Weekly Torah Portion – Blessings And Heritage

Parshat Vayechi: Genesis 47:28-50:26; I Kings 2:1-12. Rabbi Amy BigmanAs I write this, we have just completed the holiday of Chanukah. Our congregation has held...

Weekly Torah Portion – What The World Needs Now

Parshat Vayigash: Genesis 44:18-47:27; Ezekiel 37:15-28. Rabbi Shlomo RiskinThe poignant moment when Joseph and Benjamin are reunited after a separation of 22 years is one...

Weekly Torah Portion – Relationships Re-examined

Parshat Mikketz: Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 28:9-15; 7:42-47. (Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah) Rabbi Ariana SilvermanJacob’s sons could recognize that a pervasive famine meant their families were...

Weekly Torah Portion – True Brotherly Love

Parshat Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21. This week’s portion begins with Jacob preparing to see his brother Esau after 20+ years apart. As you’ll recall, after...

Weekly Torah Portion – Man: A Heavenly Concern

Parshat Vayetze: Genesis 28:10-32:3; Hosea 12:13-14:10. In Parshat Vayetze, we encounter Jacob in his hurried exit from Canaan, afraid of his angry brother Esau from...

Weekly Torah Portion – Recognize The Individual

Parshat Toldot: Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7. It is difficult to imagine two brothers who are as different from each other as Jacob and Esau.Unlike the...

Weekly Torah Portion – Of Birth, Age, Hope, Fear

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well on in years” … Genesis 18:11.“God had remembered Sarah as He...

Weekly Torah Portion – National Pride Is Universal

Parshat Lech Lecha: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16. The Jews know the dangers of extreme nationalism, which has led to anti-Semitism and fascism, and the dangers...

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