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Vayetzei

Jacob leaves his parents’ home to journey to his uncle, Laban, in Haran. He is sent by his mother to escape the wrath of Esau, and also sent by his father to find a wife. During his journey to Haran, he arrives at a place where he lies ...

Posted on 15 November 2018, By Jude Williams
The Centenary of Armistice Day

My mother was born two weeks before the Armistice. My grandparents married in the late spring of 1917, when my grandfather finally took a furlough from the Western Front where he served as chaplain in the German Army for the duration of t...

Posted on 7 November 2018, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Toldot

At the beginning of Genesis Chapter 28, Isaac blesses Jacob as he sends him to Paddan Aram to find a wife. Not only is this Isaac’s last interaction with his son; these are also the last words that we hear from Isaac, and this is his la...

Posted on 7 November 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer