This week’s Parsha begins with the following words: “These are the “toldos” – generations of Yaakov.” Rashi explains that the word “toldos” normally would mean children. Yet here, if ...

This week’s portion tells the story of how Yitzchak (Isaac) and Rivkah met and married. It is the first story of a shidduch in the Torah. The Torah uncharacteristically goes to great length in ...

The famed Lubliner Rav, Rav Meir Shapiro asks, “What would be our reaction if someone told us to go out and count the stars?” Our reaction would be to simply ignore the request. We would say, ...

In this week’s Torah portion, Yaakov Avinu gets engaged, married, and has many children. In total, Yaakov will give birth to twelve sons. Now, that is obviously a lot of children. But why did he ...

A Palace in Flames The Genesis of a Faith I was in Canada on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Election Day. Wednesday morning, I flew back and when I landed in Newark airport, my taxi driver tells ...

At the beginning of this week’s parsha, the verse says, “Sarah’s lifetime was one hundred years, and twenty years and seven years; the years of Sarah’s life” [Bereshis 23:1]. The Medrash ...

One should never be demoralized, discouraged or disheartened in the process of seeking a shidduch. The outcome is directed by Divine Providence Among the countless calls that I receive daily on a ...

What attracted Lot to live in Sodom?  When Terach began his trek from his hometown, his destination was the Land of Canaan. The Torah never explains this migration, never gives us any insight ...
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