Generational Hatred

Parashat Ekev (Because of) Beresheet (Genesis 32:3 (4 in the Hebrew Bible) – 36:43) Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1–21 As I was preparing to write this week’s blog entry, I was puzzled by the extreme differences between … Read More

God’s Perfect Timing

As we previously studied in the account of Jacob and Esau, Jacob ran away from Esau after stealing both the firstborn right and the blessing from their father, Isaac. He traveled to the land of … Read More

Being Made Small

We have some very special verses in this week’s Scripture portion (parasha) that I will translate directly from the Hebrew: And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, … Read More

Parashat VaYishlach (And he sent)

Beresheet (Genesis 32: 3 [verse 4 in the Hebrew Bible] to 36:43) In my study of the weekly Scripture portion this past week, I must admit that I have been wrestling with the text and … Read More

Parashat Vayishlach (And He Sent)

Beresheet (Genesis 32: 3 (4 in the Hebrew Bible)-36:43) Has the Lord ever asked you to do something that terrified you, or that seemed bigger than you? In our parasha this week, God commands Jacob … Read More