Month: November 2016

Get Out of Here!

In this week’s Parsha HaShem commands Avraham (Abraham), our father, with the well-known commandment lech lecha, “you shall surely go”. Avraham is commanded to leave his land, the place of his birth, his father’s house to sojourn to the land “that I shall show…

The World’s Oldest Excuse

In Parshat Bereishit, (Genisis) we encounter something that lies at the root of the human condition. It is  a recurring motif in the narrative and, indeed, throughout the TaNa”Ch (Torah Nevi’im Chesuvim = The Bible (I refer only to what is called the “Old”…

In the Shade of Reliability

In a public display of fealty, the Jewish people has, for time immemorial, forsaken our regular dwellings in favor of our “booths”. This is the mitzvah of sukkah. According to the Ramban[1] although all of the three festivals, at their core, are in memory…

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