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Abraham’s arrival in the land of Canaan immediately engenders prophetic promises of progeny and future possession of this land. Following his Egyptian detour, resultant wealth and family feuds; we return to the original narrative. The promise is reiterate...
The Talmud considers three manners of toil for which man was created: The toil of (a) Livelihood, (b) Speech or (c) Torah. In examining the inner meaning of this discussion, this class addresses the virtue of toil and the unique quality of the Land of Isr...
Abraham & Sarah, Lesson 1
Imagine if at the age of 75, a voice from the sky instructs you to leave the comfort of your home and everything familiar to you. Would you just pack it all up and leave the land you have known all your life? Why does the Torah omit the incredible and ins...
21st Century Jew on Parshat Lech-Lecha
The story of Abraham fighting to free his brother-in-law Lot, presents a tremendous lesson on the importance of family.
Parsha Curiosities: Lech-Lecha
A fascinating exposé of the traditional chair universally designated for the Prophet Elijah at a Brit Milah ceremony. This lecture begins by fleshing out the spiritual character and impact engendered by sacred circumcision. We then proceed to peel away hi...
Growing Weekly: Parshat Lech-Lecha
Parshat Lech-Lecha
Leaving behind the old “I” of everything I know can be really scary. But free from these limiting expectations, we can produce our greatest yield.
Parshah Curiosities: Lech Lecha
The portion of Lech-Lecha begins with G-d calling Abraham to his destiny. Strangely, in the glowing promises of the glorious future awaiting him, the Torah specifically mentions a name change. But why would modifying something as external as a name be suc...
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