Monthly Archives: November 2010

Study Tip Series Part 1-The Round-A-Bout

Finals are approaching but they are just far enough away where you can really put in the time and get the grade you really want, in just about every subject. The trick is to study smart. I decided to start … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Yeshev 2010-We are Family

Summary Yoseph, the older of the two sons of Rachel, prophesied that he would rule over his brothers, which earned their contempt. The other sons of Yaakov, led by Shimon and Levi, first plan to kill him but later agree … Continue reading

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Fatherhood Take 2

This past Wednesday my life got thrown into just a bit more chaos with the newest edition to the College Rabbi’s family. She’s now one of the two cutest little girls on the planet. I got attached immediately. That wasn’t … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Yishlah 2010-Agree to Disagree

Yaakov and Esau’s relation parallels our relationship with the Western world, a very touch-and-go bumpy relationship based on us historically living parallel but separate lives. What would have happened if they had worked out their differences back then? Continue reading

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Parshat Vayetze 2010-Polygamy

Summary: Yaakov leaves Israel to run from his brother Esau and to find a wife by his family in Aram (modern day Syria). Yaakov meets and falls in love with his cousin Rachel. He subsequently meets his uncle Lavan and … Continue reading

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Parshat Toledot 2010

Summary: After much difficulty, Yitzhak and Rivka have children-twins. They develop very differently from the outset. The older brother Esau becomes a hunter, trapper, rapist, and murderer. The younger twin Yaakov becomes an academic. They did not get along even … Continue reading

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