Parsha Thought – Vayishlach

Eventually, it seems, all the things of our past catch up with us. We find ourselves in uncomfortable and awkward situations because of choices we’ve made throughout our lifetime. Some are only a minor inconvenience while others appear to jeopardize everything that we’ve worked for. Our main character in this week’s Torah portion is no different from you and I.

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Parsha Thought – Chayei Sarah

Torah – Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah – 1 Kings 1:1-31 Brit Chadesha – Matthew 1:1-17 This week’s Torah portion is titled “Chayei Sarah,” or “Sarah lived.” However, the Torah opens this parsha in the following way: “And Sarah lived one hundred years and twenty years and seven years; the years of…

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Parsha Thought – Noach

There was nothing left to do. The laws and statutes that held the world together were being ripped apart by mankind and their desire to serve only themselves. We often forget that our actions or inactions can have a severe consequence on the world. The only thing to be done was to gather Noah and his family into the ark, close the door behind them and wait out the flood.

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