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Ki Tisa

Most religions have a revelation at their heart – after all, a God that never communicates with us is not a particularly useful idea. But the Jewish story of revelation is unique and it has surely left its mark on our conception of God ...

Posted on 25 February 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Vaera

At one point in our parashah God instructs Moses, “Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is coming out to the water” – i.e., the Nile. The commentator Rashi quotes a midrash on this verse which goes as follows: “He is coming out to t...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
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