Torah



Esau, Edom, Rome (Ancient story and modern times)

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Genesis 32.4-36.43) And these are the descendants of Esau; he is Edom (36.1, 36.8, 36.9) The Torah portion Vayishlach, regularly attracts the attention of two major fields…


Coming home: The first step is making peace

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3)                           “If G-d will be with me, and will keep me in this…



Keeping the faith: How to access healing from above

By Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1−25:18) This week’s Torah portion is a fascinating commentary on Jewish healing. Jewish healing does not mean that this healing is only for Jews. …


Day by day: Learning to value each moment of our lives

By Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Vayeira (Genesis 18:1–22:24) In our Torah reading this Shabbat, Sarah becomes jealous of Hagar and Ishmael and instructs Abraham to banish them from their household.  Abraham, upon the command…