Monthly Archives: November 2012
A nice pairing with my previous blog post!
I’ve always loved Thanksgiving. The Thanksgivings of my youth were quiet days. Everything in the neighborhood was closed! My mother either cooked or one of my aunts did. It was a great time to spend with my cousins and the … Continue reading
TIME TO PLAN YOUR THANKSGIVING SEDER! –Turkey and Football are Not Enough! No one knows exactly what happened at the first Thanksgiving, but we are pretty sure that God was on the guest list. Along the way, Thanksgiving, like so … Continue reading
As with so many of the parshiot in Bereshit, Chayei Sarah is jam-packed with the real life activities of our ancestors. Named after the first few words of the parasha, Chayei Sarah — literally the life of Sarah — is … Continue reading
Rabbi Ben Bag-Bag, in what has been turned into one of my students’ favorite songs, said in Pirkei Avot, “turn it, for everything is in it.” Unfortunately, not everything is this palatable. This week’s portion, Vayera, brings us some of … Continue reading