Vayishlach – 5773 Vayishlach is one of the most intricate parashot in Sefer Bereshit.  In order to understand some of the motivations...

In this week’s parashah,  Yaakov gets the better of his father-in-law Laban, after having been tricked by him into giving an...

What’s in a name? Most of us grow up hearing a whitewashed version of Rachel and Leah’s relationship.  While it might...

  Everyone jokes that Ya’akov’s soup must have been so tasty it was worth giving up a birthright for.  Obviously,...

At the end of Chayei Sarah we read of Avraham’s death, and see that he is buried by his sons Yitzhak and Ishmael in Ma’arat...

As we saw in the Parashah – the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree –  certain attributes just seem to run in families.  I would suspect...

Chayei Sarah opens with Sarah’s death, proceeding in a straight narrative following the   descendents of Avraham and Sarah. ...

Parashat Vayeira opens with Avraham recovering from his brit milah.   Although one wouldn’t normally want guests while recovering from surgery,...

How many people negotiate directly with G-d?  It’s not unusual in the Chumash for G-d to instruct someone to negotiate – but only Avraham negotiates...

Putting it on the table this Shabbat.