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Meeting in the Bright Light of Night

Most of this week’s parasha reads as a long tirade against the dangers of the scary world in which the small band of early Jews find themselves. Lot, his unnamed daughters and their mother must flee from the cartoonishly evil city of So...

Posted on 26 October 2015, By Leon Fenster

“The Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.” There is a dream-like quality to the beginning of this sedra as Abraham looks up and sees three men standing over him. He runs to welco...

Posted on 26 October 2015, By Michael Rose
Sharing the Burden

The last of the 39 types of creative works prohibited on Shabbat (Heb. “melachot”) is carrying between a private and a public space. Why is carrying considered creative work? Are there exceptions to the rule? The 39 types of mela...

Posted on 21 October 2015, By Rabbi Paul Arberman