Did they cry? As I read through this week’s portion, that is the question that kept going through my mind. Did they cry? Did Yosef cry? Did Tamar cry? I know I would be crying if I was in their shoes! And I think crying is a natural reaction to life’s difficulties……but in measure. After […]
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“Yaakov was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.” Bereishis 32:25 I have to ask the obvious questions: was he alone or was there also a man there? And who was this man? Was this man that wrestled with Yaakov a human “man” or was this G-d? “So Yaakov […]
This portion is near and dear to my heart. Many years ago I entered this world on the 1st of Kislev, and this is my parsha. So, you might think this one would be easy for me to talk about. NOT! All week I have struggled to condense my many thoughts into a single subject […]
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“But the children struggled in her womb…..” Bereishis 25:22 The battle was between Ya’akov and Esav, who are the physical representations of good and evil. The battle continues ladies, and we are all participants! If we are to have any hope of victory, we must recognize that there is a battle raging. Without this understanding, […]
The midrash (Parashat Chayei Sarah 60:16) states that as long as Sarah was alive the Presence of Hashem rested above her home, her doors were open wide to guests, her bread was blessed, and the light from her Shabbat candles burned continuously from Erev Shabbat to Erev Shabbat. When she passed away, these four blessings […]