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Genesis 15 & 21: Do Not Fear – Part I

Genesis 15 & 21: Do Not Fear – Part I

Christmas Monday, December 26, 2016

We are familiar with the conversation between Abram and “I AM” in which God promises not only a kingship and land but a son and as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. 244 more words

Encouragement Café:One Essential for Handling Trials

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 110 more words


Only Pillars of Salt

I grew up with Bible stories – Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark, God parting the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, the wall of Jericho – but the one that has resonated with me most since my divorce is that of Lot’s wife. 1,013 more words


Real Life Ain't Fair

Abraham and Sarah are traveling to a new country. They arrive, and Abraham tells the king that Sarah is his sister (Genesis 20:2), a truth because they share the same father (déjà vu?). 910 more words

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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