Sharing Torah Insights

What if Adam and Chava ate from the Tree of Life first? TAGS: | | | In this past week’s parsha, Bereishit, we read about Adam and Chava’s sin in eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. After listing the punishments of Adam, …Continue reading →

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VaYeshev- Cooler Heads Prevail TAGS: | | “And they saw him from afar, and when he had not yet drawn near to them, they plotted against him to put him to death. So they said one to …Continue reading →

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Vayeitze- Brotherly Love TAGS: | | | 1 Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. 2 There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of …Continue reading →

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Lech Lecha- Showing Off or Showing Up? TAGS: | | “This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.” (17:10) We are taught that Avraham …Continue reading →

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Noach- Speak Softly TAGS: | | | “Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean (Anenu tahora) animal, a male and its mate”. …Continue reading →

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Legacy I’m going to do something out-of-the-box here.  I know it’s Parashat Toldot, and we want to know as much as we can about Yaakov and Esav, about the birthright, the …Continue reading →

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Life Lessons TAGS: | | Parashat Hayye Sarah is, at large, a chronicle of Avraham Avinu’s last living actions.  Beginning with the death of Sarah Imeinu and ending with the death of Avraham himself (with …Continue reading →

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With Much Alacrity TAGS: | | | One part of learning the parasha that is both fascinating and instructive is learning more about the characters and their qualities because, as we know, our forefathers aren’t merely our …Continue reading →

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Calling out in the Name of God TAGS: | Our parasha traces the very beginning of a new epoch in human history – the beginning of Avraham Avinu’s relationship with Hashem, his role in the world, and a brit …Continue reading →

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What the Destruction of the World Can Teach Us About Human Relations TAGS: | The passuk at the beginning of parashat Noach tells us: ויאמר אלהים לנח, קץ כל בשר בא לפני — כי מלאה הארץ חמס, מפניהם והנני משחיתם, את-הארץ. (בראשית ו:יג) And …Continue reading →

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