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Shabbat Chayei Sarah 5777--Shabbat E-Drash--Calculating our age. There is still time!

In this week’s Parasha we have another one of those seeming redundancies in the Torah from which our Sages derive additional meaning.  

In Genesis 24:1, we read of Avraham that he “was old , well on in years ” literally someone who has come upon many days. 475 more words

Book Recommendation ~ Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith

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He promised her his heart. She promised him a son. But how long must they wait?

When Abram finally requests the hand of his beautiful half sister Sarai, she asks one thing–that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. 244 more words

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Parenting Lessons from the Past Week by Ivy Helman

Last week, Lech Lecha was the parshah, Isaiah 40:27-41, the haftarah.  It was also the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the fall of the Berlin Wall.  905 more words


Give Thanks for Marriage

“But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.  For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one. 

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November Theme: Giving Thanks

Names Hold Meaning in Fiction

Every word in your story should count, and any time you can utilize a word for double-meaning, it’s like BINGO! God clearly shows the importance of names with meaning over and over again in the Bible. 651 more words

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Sojourners for Justice

This Shabbat we read Parashat Lech Lecha, a portion well known for its lessons about journeys. Its juxtaposition to the elections provides hope that we need not be stuck where we do not want to be. 973 more words

Isaac - Promise Child:Will this happen in this century?

After a long time, I met with a friend of mine who was from my old church. We both were sharing our marriage lives, our up’s and down. 427 more words