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Life Lessons from Parshat Bereishit

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Life Lessons from Parshat Bereishit

Rabbi Gordon shares five inspirational lessons we derive from the Torah portion of Bereishit.
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Rivka Tzivia FREEMAN BROOKLYN October 24, 2019

Flaxseeds aren't junk I disagree with calling Kayin's offerring of flax seeds "junk' because flax seeds ground or cooked provide omega3, lignans, vitamins and minerals; they are indeed the most important food we can include in our "weekday" diet. Flax seeds should be consumed often.

Sacrificing an animal is something special, an appropriate offerring for Hashem. Taking the lives of animals for food is a serious matter. We as a community, as well as society in general, degrade the animals by killing them for non sacrificial purposes and by eating animal foods every day. Reply

Ariel Louisiana October 26, 2019
in response to Rivka Tzivia FREEMAN:

Junk In context with the text, they were supposed to give Hashem the best. This was not the best he could have given. This would be the equivalent of giving an animal that is sick or injured. So, I agree that what he gave was indeed junk. Reply

Rivka Tzivia FREEMAN BROOKLYN November 14, 2019
in response to Ariel :

Giving the Best I hear you. Maybe he gave flax seeds raw which are not edible. They need to crushed to be consumed as a mincha. Reply

Anonymous New Jersey October 8, 2015

Parshat Bereishit Dear Rabbi Gordon,

Thank you for Life Leasons from Parshat Bereishit. You mentioned you grew up in New Jersey. I grew up in Livingston. Where did you grow up?

-Michael Aaron Reply

michael ettinger October 6, 2015

there is the possibility that the cherubim can destroy the soul of any who get too close because the power of G_d that is within them. Reply

Abigail Jakarta, Indonesia October 6, 2015

"One flesh" post-marriage I have a question regarding the expression of "one flesh" of the husband and wife beyond a divorce through the children. You said that children will always "keep their parents together" - does that also mean their one-ness is therefore never really severed? Does it mean anything at all to the new marriage of the divorcees? Reply

Micha Gordon Israel October 28, 2014

Toda Raba Reply

Clovis Melo Aracaju October 19, 2014

Dear Rabbi Gordon

Many Thanks Reply

valintin rashtizadeh Encino, California via October 8, 2013

My Dearest Rabbi Gordon, What a wonderful teaching, I have listened to it twice already and can't get enough of it.
thank you for being so great. Reply

Chavah Kwiatkowska Latvia October 3, 2013

Dear Rabbi Gordon, I love your classes. Thank you very much!

Will I be able to download "Life Lessons from Parshat Bereishit" as mp3 file later? Reply

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