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“Parsha and Purpose” – Bereishit 5780

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“Parsha and Purpose”
Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life

Parshat Bereishit: “In the beginning, God created the Spiritual Start-Up Nation”

“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Bereishit 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “And God saw everything that He had made and behold it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) A sensitive reading of the biblical description of the creation of the world forces the reader to come to some understanding of the relationship between Judaism …

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Parshat Bereishit: Similar or Unique?

Rav Boaz Pash

Parshat Bereishit: Similar or Unique? Rabbi Boaz Pash is the Rosh Kollel of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary‘s Torat Yosef Kollel Are we humans more alike, or more different from one another? To put it another way: do we spend more time looking for our differences or our similarities? To our dismay, we are, on the …

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Parshat Bereishit – Connecting Between Sacred and Profane

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Parshat Bereishit: Connecting Between Sacred and Profane  Rabbi Kenneth Brander  As we begin reading the Torah anew and are reintroduced to the story of Creation, one seemingly trivial point often goes unnoticed: the fact that humankind is conceived and born specifically on “yom vav” – the sixth day of Creation. Perhaps reflecting the very essence …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Bereishit 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) By Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Why does the Torah, the word of God given to Moses as His legacy to the Jewish people, begin with an account of creation, going off into gardens of Eden and towers …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Bereishit 5777

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)  Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we begin again at Breishit. The feelings we sense when renewing our study of the Torah are complex. On the one hand, these stories are familiar to many of us. Many of us were tested on them in school. Perhaps, the stories were shared with us when we were …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Bereishit 5777

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)  Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we begin again at Breishit. The feelings we sense when renewing our study of the Torah are complex. On the one hand, these stories are familiar to many of us. Many of us were tested on them in school. Perhaps, the stories were shared with us when we were …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Bereishit 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And these are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” (Gen. 2:4) Imagine, for a moment, a world conducted according to strict Divine justice: punishment immediately meted out …

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