Archive: November 2020

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Water from the Well: Parashat Hayei Sarah

Posted on November 17, 2020

After the Trauma – Seeking Love 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 Continue Reading »

Noah's Ark

Water from the Well: Parashat Noach

Posted on November 4, 2020

Build for Yourself an Ark 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 Continue Reading »