Tag Archives: Abraham

“The Other” Is You

In preparation for the new season of Downton Abbey, PBS ran a behind-the-scenes show the other night. I was struck by their insistence on propriety. Clothing, posture, and manners must adhere to the period. (Although, we have caught a few … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Lech L’cha, I Was There

“Is Sarah part of the b’rit (the covenant) that God establishes with Abraham?”  Rabbi Ruth H. Sohn asks this question in The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.  As she says: our impulse is to say: “How can you ask such a … Continue reading

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