Monthly Archives: November 2011

What is Midrash?

Jews are the People of the Book.  What book you might ask?  Most people would say the Torah (the Bible).  It makes sense.  Our ancestors were the stars of the Torah as well as the authors.  However, there are many … Continue reading

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Parshat Chayei Sarah 2011-A Bit of Dating Advice: Be Yourself

Summary: Avraham goes to bury Sarah in Maarat HaMachpelah, the gravesite of all of the Avot (forefathers and foremothers) in Hevron.  He gets taken for a lot of money for the priviledge. Avraham sends his servant Eliezer back to Haran, … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayera 2011-It’s in the Details

Summary: After Avraham circumcises himself, he is greeted by three people.  They tell him about the impending birth of his son Yitzhak. Afterward, G-d tells him he is about to destroy Sdom. G-d sends an angel to get Lot and … Continue reading

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Parshat Lech Lecha 2011-The Concept of Brit

Every Jewish boy (at least most) undergo a public circumcision on the eighth day after birth, followed by a huge meal. What are we celebrating? Exploring the concept of brit (covenant). Continue reading

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Jewish Values Online-The Gilad Shalit Case

Was the Gilad Shalit deal the right thing to do? That’s for me to answer and you to find out. Continue reading

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