Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:10-32:3
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The opening words of this portion, "and Jacob left," set a narrative in motion that begins with Jacob's flight from his brother Esau's fury at having been robbed of his birthright. Jacob's trickery is matched by his father-in-law Laban, who ensures that his daughter Leah is married before her younger sister, Rachel, for whom Jacob works for seven years.
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BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Ever been tested by a seemingly insurmountable challenge only to find that it melts away as soon as you face it head on?
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VA’EIRA, Exodus 6:2–9:35
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week’s action-packed portion brings us seven of the 10 plagues that God inflicts on Pharaoh and the Egyptians. We identify with the Israelites in the story — they are our ancestors. Yet if we can try to identify with Pharaoh, there is a powerful lesson to be learned from him.
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SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah portion, Moses receives the call from God to be a prophet, but seems reluctant to answer it. We might think it would be a good thing to be God’s chosen prophet. Why doesn’t Moses agree?
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Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
How many times have we searched for a place to cross over, for a bridge from one place, one experience, one time to another?
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