Posts Tagged ‘Genesis’

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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 of the rejection of all nationalism, which has led to Soviet communism and to anti-Zionism. In Lech Lecha, Abraham, Sarah and God search for a way of balancing the creation…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Over The Rainbow

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. When was the last time you saw a rainbow? Not too long ago, I saw a beautiful rainbow as I was walking out of temple after a long, exhausting, rainy, dreary day. Seeing that rainbow lifted my spirits, giving me a little boost as I slowed my steps to…

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Weekly Torah Portion – The Power To Create

Parshat Bereshit: Genesis: 1:1-6:8; Isaiah 42:5-43:10. We’ve turned to, literally, the beginning. The beginning of Torah with the Book of Genesis and the beginning of our world with the story of Creation. Following the story of Creation, we continue to read about Adam and Eve — their lives in the garden of Eden, eating from…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Salute To Our Local Troopers And Truckers

From the April 24, 2018, Detroit Free Press, I read a rather soothing and encouraging news story that caused chills to trickle down my back. I read with joy, tears and growing fondness a most remarkable story of a life-saving squad orchestrated by family and community state troopers who flagged down truckers traveling at midnight…

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