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Vayishlach, 5781

Families getting together is on most of our minds now. Our biblical family in Genesis had been split for a generation between Canaan and Padan-Aram, across the Euphrates in northern Syria where Laban liv...

Posted on 3 December 2020, By Mike Fenster
Parashat Toldot

We live in a time of polarisation and conflict. The roots of many universal phenomena are found in the stories of the book of Genesis. The reading this week investigates the roots of social conflict.   T...

Posted on 17 November 2020, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Parashat Chayyei Sarah – Shabbat, 14 November 2020

Twelve pre-Barmitzvah boys were spending their early Wednesday evenings discussing Bible stories with me.  We had reached the Akedah. They had plenty of great questions:  Q1: Why did God want to test Abraham?&nbs...

Posted on 9 November 2020, By Nahum Gordon