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

It is the day after Thanksgiving, and while I have no ready excuse – my husband made the delicious feast and my visiting daughter did a lot of clean-up (thanks, Rich and Roz!), I am nevertheless distracted and behind schedule. … Continue reading

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Toldot (Genesis 25:9 – 28:9)

After the promisingly idyllic ending last week, we return to the narrative and its threads of crime, sin, deception, revenge, punishment, and other bad actions.  But before we throw up our hands in despair at all the shenanigans, consider this: … Continue reading

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Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)

Previously, in the Book of Genesis… Isaac and Rebecca seemed headed for a peaceful, loving marriage.  Maybe it was at first, at least for Isaac, but we only read that Isaac loved her (24:67), not the reverse. This week’s portion, … Continue reading

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

Love, jealousy, greed, cheating, theft, manipulation, and rags-to-riches via hard work and genetic engineering.  All that, in this week’s portion.  I always wonder if those who say they want marriage and family modeled on the Bible have read Genesis.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Tol’dot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)

What happened to Isaac? This week’s portion begins, Eleh tol’dot Yitzchak, “these are the generations (or chronicles) of Isaac.”  But Isaac doesn’t seem to be a major player in his own story.  The activities recorded in Chapter 26, which chronologically … Continue reading

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Va’yera (Gen. 18:1-22:24)

This week’s portion contains stories characterized by varying degrees of turmoil.  While Abraham is recovering from his circumcision, he receives three guests and provides (or asks Sarah to provide) graciously for them.  Here, we have an example of two mitzvot, … Continue reading

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