Oct 21, 2021
Vayera | "If There Are Fifty": Why Fifty, Why Ten...Why Not One?, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
Avraham's famous negotiations with God to spare the city of Sodom are perhaps the most gallant confrontational stand any human has taken against God - yet the power of the scene eclipse some of the oddities of the give-and-take....
Oct 14, 2021
Lekh Lekha | Who is Avraham's Future, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
When we are first introduced to Avra(ha)m, he is married to Sara(i)h - and the first thing we learn about her is that she is barren. Yet, Hashem commands Avraham to go to K'naan where He will make him into a great nation. The apparent incongruity of...
Oct 7, 2021
Noach | Avraham and Terach: A Midrashic Take
When Hashem charged Avraham with his mission, He directed him to leave his father's house. This could easily be seen as an obstacle to his mission - for how could he demonstrate "the way of Hashem, doing justice and righteousness" if he abandoned his father for the last 60...
Jul 23, 2020
Parshat Devarim and Religious Zionism, by Rav Moshe Taragin
May 15, 2020
Parshat Behar-Bechukotai: Insight and Inspiration, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb