Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vayetze (Gen. 28:10-32:3)

There is so much to write about regarding Vayetze:  A ladder with angels, a romantic encounter at a well, deceit, trickery, intrafamily jealousy and rivalries, a bad boss, greed, karma, sex, and 12 births.  Even animal breeding (aside from the … Continue reading

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Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)

Our cat Sadie has been prescribed a hypoallergenic food that contains, of all things, venison.  This actually has a connection to this week’s Torah portion, Toldot, as you’ll see.  Also, since Sunday is Rosh Hodesh Kislev (first day of the … Continue reading

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Hayyei Sarah (Genesis 23.1-25.18)

It’s a relief to read this portion.  No threat of human sacrifice, no sister-wife lies, no banishment into the wilderness, no Sodom and Gomorrah, no incest.  Yes, Sarah dies, but she’s 127, and the portion is called “Hayyei Sarah,” the … Continue reading

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Vayeira (Gen. 18:1-22:24)

The stories in this Torah portion raise a whole lot of questions, so that’s what you’re getting this week: While Abraham is recovering from his circumcision, he is visited by three “men” (angels), demonstrating the mitzvah of visiting the sick. … Continue reading

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