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

This week: a rags-to-riches story involving lots of breeding – both livestock and human – and the interpersonal manipulations and deception omnipresent in the book of Genesis. Jacob flees to Haran, ostensibly to find a wife, but without all the … Continue reading

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Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)

Lies.  Deception.  Cons.  Cunning.  Cheating.  Taking advantage of the weak.  No, this isn’t about current U.S. politics.  Those are the threads that run through the book of Genesis, particularly from this week’s portion onward.  Here’s a summary of Toldot (generations) … Continue reading

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

This week, in Parashat Vayetze:  A ladder to heaven, a meeting at a well, a devious uncle, two wives, two concubines, 11 sons, and a daughter.  A 20-year rags to riches story.  Jacob grows up, and what goes around, comes … Continue reading

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