Monthly Archives: October 2017

Thoughts on Lech Lecha

This week’s parasha, Lech Lecha, Genesis 12.1 – 17.27,[i] is a rich narrative that begins with the calling out of Avram (Abraham) and his family, and ends with the sealing of a covenant with Abraham and his family via the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Noach

This week’s parasha is Noach, Genesis 6.9 – 11.32,[i] and within this parasha there are two cataclysmic judgments upon humankind, the flood and then the disruption of unity with the confounding of humankind’s language at Babel. Granted the episode at … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bereshit – 5778

The festival of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret for this year is now a memory, but its memories go with us through the year. A posting on FB sums this up well, “we are to bring into our home all the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sukkot

Last year, Rabbi Joshua, of Ahavat Zion Synagogue in California, wrote on his blog, By dwelling in sukkot every year, we are faced with the reality of our human frailty and immortality. Just like the sukkah, our earthly bodies are … Continue reading

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