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Scoffers Then, Scoffers Now

Scoffers Then, Scoffers Now

Toldot, this week’s parsha, begins with a seemingly redundant statement. “And these are the generations of Yitzchak the son of Abraham, Abraham begot Yitzchak.” If Yitzchak is the son of Avraham, then obviously Avraham begot him!

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The World’s First Dynamic Duo

The World’s First Dynamic Duo

Over the last two weeks, the Torah dedicated a significant amount of print to formative episodes in the life of our patriarch, Avraham. But what do we learn about our matriarch, Sarah? The way the Torah is written, we sometimes gloss over or miss completely other more subtle but no less significant events in the development of the Jewish people.

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The Wisdom of Sarah

The Wisdom of Sarah

Men and women are both created in “the image of God.” Both possess the inner soul that endows every human being with the ability to come close to God. One of these qualities is highlighted by the Torah’s account of our matriarch, Sarah.

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May Your Home Be Open Wide

May Your Home Be Open Wide

In this week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha, we are introduced to the personality and philosophy of life of our patriarch, Avraham Avinu. Although Avraham was a great teacher and had many adherents and followers of his new way of life, unlike Moshe, he is not known as Avraham our teacher.

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A Worthy Path of Life

A Worthy Path of Life

We all know that Judaism is a unique religious system. Its uniqueness is expressed not only through its legal system of 613 commandments but by its underlying philosophy as well.

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