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Living through the Parshah

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When You Can’t Wrap Your Mind Around G-d’s Plan
Vayeira
Why would G‑d finally give Abraham a son and then take him away? Why snuff out Isaac’s life before he’s had any children of his own? Abraham and Sarah would have no children or grandchildren to continue their legacy of monotheism.
When Abraham Proved His Mettle
Speaking of sacrifice, I had a frightening epiphany one day last month. I used to think of myself as an altruistic person, but a little objective reflection forced me to conclude that that wasn't the case at all...
Why Women Don't Need Circumcision
Why couldn’t G‑d have chosen an organ common to both women and men to brand our Jewish identity?
Faith Under Fire
Is G-d looking to trip me up? Is He punishing me? Ignoring me? Am I just plain old unlucky?
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