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Dvar Torah

Vital Lesson From Yaakov’s First Overnight

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.

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Scoffers Then, Scoffers Now

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?

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The Right Wife

While other religions were initiated solely by men, Judaism’s founders were the dynamic husband and wife team of Avraham and Sarah.

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The Welfare of Others

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.

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