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Thinking Bereshit (Genesis): Between New Things & Repetition

We are starting again a cycle of Torah reading. Jewish tradition teaches us That Elohim- God created “iesh mi’ayin, which means that the beginning of existence came out of nothing. Again, we are reading the Book of Genesis, but can we really do that like we came out of nothing? When we start to read Torah we are not a

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Parashat Vaieji – Tiempo de despedia…. Y Bienvenida!

Y multiplicaré tu descendencia como las estrellas en el firmamento! Queres saber como se hizo posible? Lee sobre la transicion de sociedad patriarcal a pueblo. Y hubo un día en el que las cosas cambiaron. Detrás quedaron los tiempos en los que creímos que la bendición era solo para uno de  nuestros niños. No echamos más chicos de la casa  y empezamos

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Va’yechi Time to Say Goodbye But Even More to Say Welcome!

“I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky” Would you like to know how it really happened!?  Read Parashat Vayechi, last in the book of Genesis and learn about our transformation from a Patriarchal society into the People of Israel.     There came a time when things changed. Behind were the days when we believed that the

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Metamorphosis or development? Depends on how close we look… Parashat Miketz

The Torah Potion “Miketz” symbolically starts with Joseph thrown in the dungeon, ending with him as ruler over all the land of Egypt. How did this happen? Did Joseph go though some metamorphosis? To answer this, we can start by asking why he was thrown there in the first place. Joseph arrived at the prison eventually as a result of

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פרשת ויצא – נפילת האסימון

השבוע אנחנו קוראים את פרשת “ויצא”, אחת הפרשות העשירות ביותר בתורה כולה. הסצנה המפורסמת ביותר בפרשה, שקיבלה ביטוי אומנותי ככל הנראה במאות ציורים ופסלים, היא “סולם יעקב”. בסוף פרשת “תולדות” יצחק מברך את יעקב, שמיד לאחר מכן בורח מביתו. י וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב, מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע; וַיֵּלֶךְ, חָרָנָה.  יאוַיִּפְגַּע בַּמָּקוֹם וַיָּלֶן שָׁם, כִּי-בָא הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, וַיִּקַּח מֵאַבְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם, וַיָּשֶׂם מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיו; וַיִּשְׁכַּב, בַּמָּקוֹם הַהוּא.  יב וַיַּחֲלֹם, וְהִנֵּה סֻלָּם מֻצָּב

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