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AJEX Shabbat 2020

Memory has sustained us as Jews over thousands of years through a most challenging history. Our faith and our people are founded on the collective memory of 'Matan Torah' - the revelation at Sinai - and our shared experience over…

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Confusing Our Minds!

Our Parsha begins on a sad note. Sarah the wife of Avraham and the Mother of the Jewish people passes away. Rashi explains the reason for the juxtaposition of the death of Sarah to the Akeidat Yitzchak (sacrificing of Yitzchak)…

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Prayer

Praying isn’t as easy at it seems. Sometimes we pray for something for years and never seem to be answered, yet on other occasions we can see immediate success in our prayers. In this week’s parsha we learn of one…

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Hagar is Keturah

Commenting on the verse, “Avraham took another wife whose name was Keturah.”[1] Rashi comments that this was in fact Hagar who Avraham had previously separated himself from. As to the sudden change in name Rashi comments that she is called Keturah…

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Prayer

Praying isn’t as easy at it seems. Sometimes we pray for something for years and never seem to be answered, yet on other occasions we can see immediate success in our prayers. In this week’s parsha we learn of one…

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Parasha Insights

Our Torah is a Book of Commandments, yet Sefer Beraishit, the longest of the Five Books, deals mostly with the history of our Matriarchs and Patriarchs. It is through their lives that we learn proper conduct, morals, and values. It…

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