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Toldot – The Pattern of History

The Torah relates that during Rebecca’s pregnancy she felt a great deal of inner turmoil. The Midrash portrays her confusion from being pulled in different directions, leading her to question the nature and personality...

Vayera – Going the Extra Mile

I struggle to understand the first passage of Vayera, the passage illustrating Abraham’s enthusiastic hospitality and care for others. The Midrash notes that it was the third day since Abraham’s circumcision, when his pain...