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And Yaakov went on his way, and angels of G-d met him. And Yaakov said when he saw them: ‘This is G-d’s camp.’ And he called the name of that place Machanaim” (Bereishit … more
In the last two weeks, I’ve been seeing a mix of reactions to the tragic massacre at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. I don’t know how many people are living on the edge, … more
I’m certain that you have heard this saying before: “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” It is attributed to all sorts of wise people from Benjamin Franklin … more
If it be so, wherefore do I live?” (Bereishit 25:22) Rebecca was suffering with a very difficult pregnancy. She was so distraught that she questioned the value of her life. After … more
Our parasha contains a crucial narrative in the lives of the Avot — a famine in the Land of Israel, and Yitzchak’s initial desire to follow in his father’s footsteps and travel … more
My wife and I recently had lunch with a longtime friend, Fortuna Calvo Roth. Fortuna is an award-winning journalist with an amazing list of accomplishments. She was recently honored by the … more
Our parasha relates the deaths of one of history’s most spiritually dynamic couples, Sarah and Avraham: “And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba, which is Hebron, in the land of Canaan, and … more
Grief is the most powerful and most painful of human emotions. Yet it is an emotion few human beings can avoid in their lifetime. We all face loss, and we all grieve. Interestingly, the first … more
Sarah dies, and Avraham approaches the local Hittites and asks to speak to Ephron ben Tzochar, “that he should give me to me the Machpelah cave at the edge of his field, for its full price, … more
One of the most enduring challenges in the Binding of Isaac story, the Akedah, is that as much as we explore it, the less we understand it. Which is why the challenge to understand the … more
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