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THE KILLING FIELDS - Parshat Vayeishev

Posted by David Kasher on 6 December 2017 | Comments

“Do not go out into the field. Do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side.” - Jeremiah 6:25

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Posted by David Kasher on 6 December 2017 | Comments

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THE MAN IN THE MIDRASH - Parshat Vayishlach

Posted by David Kasher on 29 November 2017 | Comments

Jacob is headed back home, after all these years, and preparing to face the greatest challenge of his life - a confrontation with Esau, the brother who once wanted him dead.

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MATING RITUALS - Parshat Vayeitzei

Posted by David Kasher on 22 November 2017 | Comments

Any great lover of the Torah must eventually confront the simple truth that certain parts of this book are just not that interesting. We have been trained to treat every word of this text as equally sacred and important, and so we are loathe to admit it when, suddenly mired in a section full of the most prosaic minutiae, our eyes begin glaze over and we wonder, “What is this doing here?!” 

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FEAR AND TREMBLING - Parshat Toldot

Posted by David Kasher on 15 November 2017 | Comments

“He saw Hell open up beneath him.” - Rashi on Gen. 27:33

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ISAAC UNBOUND - Parshat Chayei Sarah

Posted by David Kasher on 8 November 2017 | Comments

This has got to be the most Freudian line in the Torah:

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PLAYING AROUND WITH THE TORAH - Parshat Vayeira

Posted by David Kasher on 1 November 2017 | Comments

Everybody’s wondering what Ishmael did to the baby.

It seemed innocent enough. After little Isaac was born, Abraham and Sarah threw a party, to celebrate the miracle that God had done. They were far too old to have expected a child, after all. So everyone was invited to come share in their joy, with feasting and drinking. 

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DESTINED TO DOUBT - Parshat Lech Lecha

Posted by David Kasher on 25 October 2017 | Comments

There once was a man who carved grooves in time.

Everything he did imprinted itself onto existence, and the traces of those imprints would reappear in every generation. Everywhere he went, a path was created behind him, and those who came after him would find themselves walking that same path, falling into his footsteps, without even knowing what they were doing.

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OPEN THE FLOODGATES - Parshat Noach

Posted by David Kasher on 18 October 2017 | Comments

You’ll never guess my favorite line in the Torah.

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