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Parshat Bereishit
There’s always a first time, but that can be kinda scary. Especially with a new device like a Parshafier.
Practical Parshah—Bereishit
In the first portion of the Torah, Adam and Eve receive the commandment to “be fruitful and multiply.” What are the parameters of this mitzvah today?
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bereishit
Why is the very first letter of the Torah the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet? According to Rabbi Akiva, it hints to the special qualities of women as being the foundation for all human achievement.
The Unique Role of the Human Being
How we serve as G-d's partners by using the physical world around us to serve a higher purpose.
A Taste of Text—Bereishit
Women often seek love and connection. Men often seek respect and appreciation. Embedded within the Torah is advice on how to create a successful relationship.
I was raised with the idea that needing others meant you were weak. So I learned how to be strongly independent, fiercely guarding and fighting for what I needed and wanted in life. And then I met my husband . . .
Learning to Love Myself
I tapped into a part of myself that’s generally under wraps. Mummified, really. This part of me, in case you’re wondering, is my integrity. My authenticity. Not that I’ve been living a lie, but I haven’t been so honest with the world, not even with myself...
Five on Five—Bereishit
Women are complaining to their husbands that they feel taken for granted. Men are complaining to their wives that they are constantly being criticized. The first passages of Genesis teach us how to overcome these common relationship problems.
What’s really hiding under the ugly face of darkness?
There’s only one way to transform the ugliest, nastiest, darkest gunk of this world: by letting it make you stronger. That’s when you’ve ripped off its mask . . .
Topics include: The Tree of Knowledge, the reincarnations of Cain and Abel and a hidden reference to Lilith.
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