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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Toldot, Can’t We Just All Get Along?

A few years ago, I was at some sort of education workshop, and I was asked to illustrate this week’s parasha, Toldot. I am not a great drawer and I am especially bad at faces. I simply drew a belly … Continue reading

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Parashat Toldot: And You Thought Your Family Was Dysfunctional

When we last saw Issac, he had just survived an almost assassination, uh, I mean sacrifice attempt, by his own father, which may or may not have caused the death of his mother. Now that Issac is going to live, … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Chayei Sarah, Ach! Families!

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

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