Parshat HaShavua

In our Parsha Rivka speaks to G-d and Yitzak speaks to kings, but they don’t speak to each other. From the moment they meet in the last Parsha until nearly the end of our Parsha not a word between them is recorded in the Torah....

One of the classic questions asked on our Parsha is why is Eliezer’s story written twice? Eliezer, Avraham’s servant, travels to Aram to find a wife for Yitzak. He prays for help and meets Rivka and she is the one. He then meets her parents...

Vayeira is a story of violence, trauma and abuse. We see four children in our Parsha and how each of them is the victim of trauma. The trauma is the product of an act of violence unprecedented in magnitude. In the beginning of our...

We went to Spain last week. I spent a semester in university studying in Spain. Though I had been on a journey of self discovery before that, my time in Spain was the catalyst that has allowed me to transform my life. I had forgotten...

Noach has always seemed one of the most irrelevant of all the Parshiot in the Torah. There are so many parts of it that are difficult to understand much less justify with our contemporary understanding of the world. Even the basic premise that G!d punishes...

Here were are again, Breishit. It’s a beginning, it may be the beginning, but of what? What’s the hardest part of being Jewish? It’s not eating Kosher, it’s not the month of Tishrei, it’s not even the antisemitism. The hardest part is that our days...