Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
Vayishlach, Genesis 32:3-36:43
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week's portion opens with the reconciliation between estranged twin brothers, Jacob and Esau, and continues with Jacob’s wrestling with God.
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VAYETZE, Genesis 28:10-32:2
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Our Promised Land of Eretz Yisrael is totally unique. It is a gift from Hashem that is worthy of its own angels.
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TOLDOT, Genesis 23:1-25:18
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
After much prayer, Rebecca is finally pregnant with the twins who will become Jacob and Esau, but the two boys seem to be struggling with each other even before they are born.
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Chayyei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Long before we are given the commandment in Exodus to “not oppress the stranger,” the story of Abraham teaches us what it feels like to be a stranger. Chayyei Sarah opens with the death of Sarah, and Abraham’s negotiations with the local Hittites to procure a burial space for her.
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VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
By underscoring Lot’s hesitation, the Torah may be reminding us of the imperative of intentional actions, of being fully awake to our ­real place in the world.
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