Monthly Archives: November 2015

Shabbat Parashat Vayeitzei 5776–Shabbat Torah Study in the D–The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

It is sometimes difficult, but our children frequently leave home to find opportunity elsewhere—college, jobs, etc. and may build their lives elsewhere. Midrash tells us that Jacob left Mom and Dad (in a bit of a hurry) and went to … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Toldot 5776–Unconditional Love vs. Unconditional Acceptance

Parshat Toldot contains one of the most disturbing and least understood stories in the Torah—Jacob and Esau—the birthright and the blessing. I do not think that I can add much to the understanding, but I did read a beautiful insight … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5776–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom–Burying the Hatchet

This week’s Parasha begins with the death of Sarah and culminates with the death of Avraham 35 years later.  The Torah tells us that, “His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him…”  Genesis 25:9.  Ishmael was able to put aside his … Continue reading

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