Monthly Archives: November 2019

Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18)

We dive into bride price, concubines and western culture in this this portion that is sure to spark some interesting discussions!! Check out Chayei Sarah on our Torah Portion Series page as we continue to explore the foundational parts of … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

This week’s Torah Portion commentary for Vayera, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24, is posted on the Torah Portion Series page. Our commentary is focused pretty closely on the roles and responsibilities of man and woman as revealed in Scripture, marriage, family … Continue reading

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Why is this so hard?

Paradigm shifts are rarely easy. And, for those on the cutting edge, they can be particularly difficult. Many readers are in some stage of ‘coming to’ or beginning Torah observance, and the whole process is challenging. But, why? In theory, … Continue reading

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Restoring kol Israel: The ‘lost’ first post…

I’m sitting here staring at my screen.  Writing feels a bit like blood letting. Yet, my brain is totally full and I have no idea where to begin, which string to pull first so the dam will beak. For weeks, … Continue reading

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The Global Fertility Crash

Two or three evenings ago, my eldest son read some information to me regarding the growing global fertility crisis. He is working on his Masters level degree as a Nurse Practitioner and is immersed in all things health related, so … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series, 03 Lech Lecha

Our Torah Portion Series focusing on the specific topics of headship, patriarchy and family structure continues with Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17-27. A special ‘thank you’ to Jeremy and Robin for their insight, edits and input. Lech Lecha.doc Lech Lecha.odt Lech … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams is kosher?

Well, color me surprised. We had wonderfully delicious fajitas for dinner and I succumbed to my craving for a beer. My eldest had one as well and commented, ‘Hey dad, these things are kosher!’ Well, I do know there are … Continue reading

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