It depends upon the context

By Rabbi Howard WolkParashat VayehiShabbat Chazak This Shabbat we conclude reading the Book of Genesis/Berei-sheet. The Rabbinic rule that the Haftarah parallels the Torah reading seems to be violated this…

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When smallness is greatness

By Rabbi Dan LewinParashat Vayishlach The stories and dense verses of the Chumash relate important lessons about fundamental character traits and emotions, both positive qualities we strive to emulate and…

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You don’t need wings

By Rabbi Seymour RosselParashat Vayetzei Jacob’s dream at Beth-El has fascinated creative folk from his day to ours. The image opens this week’s portion, Vayetzei. “Jacob left Beersheba … came…

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Sarah’s legacy

By Rabbi Dan LewinParashat Chayei Sarah The focus in the Torah readings of the past few weeks has been the lives of our forefather Abraham and his wife Sarah, the…

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