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Vayishlach, Genesis 32:3-36:43, Strength and Growth: Giving our Best

What is a Parasha, how are they named, and how is the Torah divided? Summary of Parashat Vayishlach HERE.  Heather Greene is married and has two children at Gross Schechter Day School. She is a Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Elder Care Coordinator at The Estate and Life Care Planning Firm of Bartimole Greene, in Beachwood, [...]

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Chayei Sarah: Genesis 23:1-25:18; What is Your Contribution to the World?

 Eliezer and Rebekah (engraving by Gustave Doré from the 1865 La Sainte Bible) What is a Parasha, how are they named, and how is the Torah divided? Summary of Parashat Chayei Sarah HERE.  Sarah Rudolph teaches online, at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, and at the Women’s Beit Midrash at Green Road Synagogue, both in [...]

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3 Middot (Jewish Virtues) I Learned from Lice

See all 10 of the Plagues at Peeps for Passover. “And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Say unto Aaron: Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’” (Exodus 8:12) So, yeah, that happened last week. It’s always awesome to get that [...]

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Vayeira: Genesis 18:1-22:24; Visiting the Sick and Welcoming Guests: 2 Important Mitzvot

“Abraham’s Tent,” painting by Michoel Munchnik What is a Parasha, how are they named, and how is the Torah divided? Summary of Parashat Vayiera HERE.  This week’s commentary on the Torah portion is written by Ari Yares. Trained as as a school psychologist, Ari is currently the Head of School of the Gross Schechter Day School in [...]

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A First Look at Parashat Vayeira, Genesis 18:1-22:24

Book cover, Sarah Laughs, by Jacqueline Jules Ima on the Bima has a lovely commentary on this Torah portion. CLICK HERE to read about Parenthood, beginning with laughter!

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