This week we’re talking about the Bible’s first dinner party and how to make small moments memorable.
In the aftermath of the World Series, we look at the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Cubs along with Basketball with Jerusalem HaPoel, the Olympic Judo athlete Ori Sasson and, of course, Noah and his ark.
It is crazy how much has been inspired by a flood, a boat and some animals.
In this week’s Torah reading, blessings abound. Yisrael (formerly known as Yaakov) blesses Ephraim and Menashe by laying his hands upon their heads. This week’s Torah Treats features a pair of candy adorned (well manicured might I add!) hands.
In this week’s Parsha, Parshat VaYichi, Jacob blesses his grandsons before he dies. Part of his blessing includes this passage: “The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm, bless the lads. In them may my name be recalled, and the names of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, and may they become teeming multitudes upon the earth.”
In this week’s Torah reading, stones are prominently featured.
This week’s Parsha begins with Yaakov leaving Canaan and heading for Charan. The night before he enters Charan, Yaakov has a dream where he sees a ladder stretching up to the sky with angels going up and down the ladder.
In this week’s parsha, Parshat Toldot, we meet Isaac and Rebecca’s sons, Esau and Jacob. Although they are twin brothers, they are very different both internally and externally. According to Genesis 25:27, “Esau was a man who understood hunting, a man of the field, whereas Jacob was an pure man, dwelling in tents.”