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Isaac and Ishmael: a Tale of Two Sons

Isaac and Ishmael: a Tale of Two Sons

The Torah now relates the birth of Isaac, long-awaited son to Abraham and Sarah. Named for the laughter of joy his birth elicited in his father, Isaac is circumcised at eight days old, just as God...

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The Portion of Vayeira

The Portion of Vayeira

Our portion continues the story of Abraham as he establishes the foundation for the Jewish nation. Having circumcised himself at God’s command, he now encounters three visitors as he recuperates....

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The Portion of Lech Lecha

The Portion of Lech Lecha

This week’s portion is a busy one! Abram is commanded by God to leave the land he knows and journey to a place “that I will show thee”. Once there, Abram almost immediately experiences famine,...

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