Archive: December 2020

Weeping Tree

Parashat Vayishlah
written by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Posted on December 4, 2020

This week’s parashah, Va’yishlah focuses on the homeward journey of Jacob and his family. This entire portion seems to swing widely between the poles of blessing and calamity. While the overt context of parashah focuses on Jacob’s inner and outward journeys, the feminine voices within the family are struck down through tragedy and death. Much as Jacob/Israel can be Continue Reading »