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Reflections – Toledot

Parshat Toldot is often understood in stereotypical terms as an account of the relationship between Jews and non-Jews. The central part of the story is focused on Isaac’s journey to Gerar, his defeat at the hands of the Philistines, and...

Posted on 22 November 2014, By Matt Plen
Reflections – Vayera

Was there something special about Abraham, which caused God to pluck him from obscurity and to enter into an eternal covenant with him?  Our tradition offers many different responses to this question. “For I know him (Ki Y’dativ), th...

Posted on 8 November 2014, By Rabbi Joel Levy