Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday unaffiliated with any specific religion. As Jews living in America, what should our relationship be to this day?
Humans are the sole creatures that possess free will. Humans can choose what they will do and into which ventures they will place their energy. This week’s Torah portion, Vayeitze, offers insight into the consequences of harnessing this singular quality.
This week’s parsha begins with a redundant statement. The Torah says Yitzchak the son of Abraham and then repeats the fact. Why does the Torah need to double up like this?
While other religions were initiated solely by men, Judaism’s founders were the dynamic husband and wife team of Avraham and Sarah.
This week’s Torah portion, Vayera, opens with Hashem demonstrating the mitzvah of visiting the sick when he attends Avraham as he recuperates from his brit milah.