Archive: November 2020

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After the Trauma – Seeking Love

Parashat Hayei Sarah
written by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Posted on November 17, 2020

After the trauma of the Akeida (the binding of Isaac onto the altar by his father Abraham) and after the death of Sarah, the Torah seeks out healing. The Torah seeks out the only possible path forward for healing: loving-kindness-hesed. It is the path of loving-kindness that will enable the survivors of trauma and loss to survive and Continue Reading »

Noah's Ark

Build for Yourself an Ark

Parashat Noach
by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Posted on November 4, 2020

In a world that has lost its way, a world in a which a violent storm is about to rage, G-d finds a righteous man and tells him: Make yourself an ark – עֲשֵׂ֤ה לְךָ֙ תֵּבַ֣ה  (Gen. 6:14). NoaH – נֹחַ whose name means “rest” is told to build an ark, a place of repose Continue Reading »