Torah Reflections: November 19 – 25, 2017

Vayeitzei Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 God Was in This Place There is one verse in this week’s Torah portion which encompasses the entirety of the Kabbalistic endeavor: “Waking from his sleep, Jacob said, ‘Truly, the Eternal is in this place, and I did not know it!’”...

Torah Reflections: November 12 – 18, 2017

Toledot Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Breaking Free From The Great Teachers At the opening of Toledot we find Isaac pleading with God, in the presence of his barren wife, Rebecca, that she might—after twenty years of waiting—finally bear a child. God hears Isaac’s plea...

Torah Reflections: November 5 – 11, 2017

Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 When Isaac Met Rebekah This week’s Torah portion opens with Abraham setting out to find a wife for his son Isaac. To do so, he sends his most faithful servant back to the city of Nachor, his hometown, to find him a spouse from...

Torah Reflections: October 29- November 4, 2017

Vayeira Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 Beyond Our Need For Justice In his life storyline, Abraham did not always rise to the occasion of his ethical challenges. Yet this aspect of his story is worthy of praise: his standing up to God in the episode of Sodom and Gomorrah....

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