I have long believed that all conflicts between people could be settled if the parties to the dispute would agree to simply sit down together and talk. There are, of course, times when I have come ...

Egypt was in ruins, utterly devastated by the first nine plagues. The cities were reduced to piles of rubble, with dead and wounded everywhere. Bloated carcasses of livestock littered fields denuded ...

I have known more than my share of families that are torn by discord. I think most of us, perhaps even all of us, are familiar with families in which brothers and sisters have not spoken to each ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I have long believed that all conflicts between people could be settled if the parties to the dispute would agree to simply sit down together and talk. There are, of course, times when I have come ...

Egypt was in ruins, utterly devastated by the first nine plagues. The cities were reduced to piles of rubble, with dead and wounded everywhere. Bloated carcasses of livestock littered fields denuded ...

I have known more than my share of families that are torn by discord. I think most of us, perhaps even all of us, are familiar with families in which brothers and sisters have not spoken to each ...
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