Sarah
Sarah: As Beautiful as… a Seven Year Old??

Sarah: As Beautiful as… a Seven Year Old??

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz You can all wish me a Happy Birthday. Last week I celebrated 62 complete revolutions around the sun. Yes, I am getting old, which is much better than the alternative. I decided to take a 62-kilometer bicycle ride...

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A Relationship Under Pressure

A Relationship Under Pressure

By Rabbi Elie Mischel As we read about the awe-inspiring and history-altering moments of Abraham and Sarah’s life, there is another, parallel story that we read about in the Bible – the story of their relationship.  It’s a more subtle...

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The Portion of Chayei Sarah

The Portion of Chayei Sarah

This week’s portion focuses on the death of Sarah and Abraham’s quest to find a wife for their son, Isaac. Although Abraham disapproves of the local women, he does not want Isaac to leave the Land of Israel to find his wife. Abraham thus...

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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. Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed in this...

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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, family tension and war. Through it all,...

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