Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Brief Note on Angels – Parsha VaYera

It should remain clear that the Torah was written purposefully and very successfully to; inter alia provoke discussion, which leads to more discussion and continual interpretations. In that regard, it has been very successful. These discussions can at times elucidate the distinct … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on the Good Book – Parsha Lech-Lecha

Traditional commentators shy from labeling the Torah as a book of history or science and reject attempts to describe it as literature, notwithstanding as a reporter of lives lived, challenges met and events unfolding, it most certainly is. Importantly, it … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on Fallen Angels and the Human Condition – Parsha Noach

This week’s Torah reading is Parsha Noach, colloquially the Flood Tale. Briefly, a mere ten generations following Creation, God appeared to despair of the human enterprise and resolved to dissolve them and the flora and fauna, and reshape the face … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on: When did it all Begin – Parasha Bereshit

The opening verse of Parsha Bereshit can be translated into English in a number of different ways. The 1917 edition of the Jewish Publications Society’s translation of the Torah read “In the beginning God created” which was revised in the … Continue reading

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