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A verse in the book of Amos attacks Edom, Esau’s descendants, saying shichet rachamav  – ‘he destroyed (i.e. suppressed) his pity.’ A midrash then reads not ‘pity’, (rachamim), but ‘womb’, rechem, and links it to ...

Posted on 2 December 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Chayei Sara

Our tradition considers that every letter and word in the Torah has something to teach us. For example, there are two short phrases in this week’s Sidra that the rabbis expanded into two laws relating to Jewish marriage: namely, that a ...

Posted on 2 December 2019, By Janine Stein