Tag Archives: Israel

Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

This week, Jacob goes home. When I was growing up, “home” meant a refuge from the outside world.  During my first year of college, it also meant food and TV.  Later, it meant a temporary respite from at-times-overwhelming grad school … Continue reading

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

Today is the centenary of the birth of my mother, Lillian A. Greenwald, neé Lillian Reba Abrams, Rivka Leah bat Yisrael v’Liba.  Mother.  Mama.  Missing her, but grateful for the 97 years she was here.  Here’s Daddy’s favorite picture of … Continue reading

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

I tend to get a bit introspective at this time of year.  It’s a season of home and family: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and birthdays of lots of family: mother, father, brother, both sisters, father-in-law, sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, daughter, and me.  And … Continue reading

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

The picture below is where I grew up in West Philadelphia.  My house is the one on the corner with the yellow paint.  The bedroom my sister Miriam and I shared is behind the front bay windows on the second … Continue reading

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