Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

In their research on listening to survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, Bronwen E. Low and Emmanuelle Sonntag note listeners’ problematic tendencies towards one of two responses.  On the one hand, they can regard the narratives as so unfamiliar and foreign...
Weekly D’var: Vayehi

Weekly D’var: Vayehi

In this week’s parashah: Vayechi, Joseph and his brothers confront their father’s passing and their conflict from years passed with Joseph.          The brothers, unable to forgive themselves for their past actions, assume Joseph will hold their actions against...

Weekly D’var: Vayeshev

This week’s Parsha predominantly features Joseph’s narrative. However, after the first chapter there is a break in the story to tell us a bit about one of Joseph’s brothers, Judah, together with his three sons, Er, Onan and Shelah and of course, his...
Weekly D’var: Vayishlach

Weekly D’var: Vayishlach

In this week’s parasha (torah portion), Vayishlach, Jacob and Esau, brothers, are planning to meet again for the first time in decades. The night before they meet, Jacob is awakened by a stranger, an angel, with whom he wrestles the entire night. Towards the break of...
Weekly D’var: Vayetzei

Weekly D’var: Vayetzei

This week’s parsha is one that is filled near to overflowing with iconic stories.  Covering Jacob’s travels to, life in, and departure from Haran, the home of his uncle (and eventually father-in-law) Laban, Vayetzei recounts the stories of Jacob’s dream of the ladder,...
Weekly D’var: Toldot

Weekly D’var: Toldot

Parshat Toldot tells the story of Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons, Jacob and Esau, who struggle in the womb and who seem destined to clash throughout their lives. Additionally, it contains two notable passages: the birth and childhood of Jacob and Esau, and the scene...
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