Monthly Archive: November 2015

Vayetze -Hassidic Symbolimsm

When Jacob arrived in Haran he first encountered the well on the outskirts of the city. There he inquired after Laban’s well-being and whereabouts, as the well was a typical gathering place for the...

Toldot – Ready Made

The pinnacle of creation is the making of man. At the very end of the sixth day of creation the Torah relates: “And God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, after Our...

Chayei Sarah – The Faith Litmus

A curious story unfolds this week in our Torah reading. The servant of Abraham (Eliezer) is sent to find a suitable match for Isaac. He encounters a nice young lady at the well and...

Vayera – Considering Our Own

Lot lived in Sodom and was at the city gates when the two ‘angels’, having left Abraham, arrived in Sodom. Influenced by his upbringing in Abraham’s household Lot instinctively invited these visitors to dine...