Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thoughts on Chayei Sarah

This week’s parsha is Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1 – 25:18.[i] It is not the happiest of passages, as it records the deaths of Sarah, Abraham, and Ishmael. Nevertheless, it is worth noticing the different ways these three deaths are recorded. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayeira

Once again this week’s parasha, Vayeira (Genesis 18.1 – 22.24),[i] contains several very familiar narratives, such as Abraham’s entertaining heavenly guests in the shade of the terebinth trees as he and the rest of the males in his household recover … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Lech Lecha

This week’s Parasha, Lech Lecha (Genesis 12.1 – 17.27)[i] is probably one of the most familiar readings aside from Bereshit. The parasha includes the calling out of Abram/Abraham from his family and homeland to a place of the LORD’s choosing, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Noach

This week’s Parasha is Noach (Genesis 6.9-11.32).[i] Chapters 6 through 9 cover the account of the flood and subsequently the repopulation of the earth with the command to Noach and his family to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the … Continue reading

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