TEXTURES IN TIME, HAYAII SARAH – LIFE OF SARAH 5782

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Avraham asks the head of his household, Eliezer (according to midrash), to find a bride for Yitzhak. Eliezer goes to the old country (Iraq now, Mesopotamia then – it was the old country to Avraham.) in search a wife for Yitzhak. He pauses and asks G!D for specific signs to let him know he is on the right track. The signs manifest quickly and with precision. Rivkah agrees to return to Avraham’s house with Eliezer immediately. The process of how this comes to be is repeatedly repeated in this Torah portion.

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TEXTURES IN TIME PARASHAT VA-YERA 5782

THE VISION SYNOPSIS OF VA-YERA Avraham, healing from circumcision, is sitting at the opening of his tent (Petah Ohel). Three beings appear to him in the distance. Avraham, though feeling poorly, jumps up to greet them. He invites them into his home and makes sure they are well fed and comfortable. Soon after, one of…

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TEXTURES IN TIME – LEKH LEKHA 5782

GO INTO YOURSELF LEKH LEKHA – THIS WEEK’S TORAH READING The Source of Life (YHVH) speaks and Avram listens.  You go!  Leave your birthplace and life as you have known it. Avram sets out with Sarai – his wife, Lot – his nephew and the “souls they had made”. Lot and his camp separate from…

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TEXTURES IN TIME – NOAH 5782

Synopsis of this week’s Torah reading In this parashah, the newly created world is flooded by much too much water. It clears away earlier negative patterns. After this massive destruction, Elokim makes a covenant (brit) with Noah, his family, and generations who follow to never ever again destroy life on land by flood.  The deal…

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TEXTURES IN TIME – B’RAYSHEET 5782

STARTING AGAIN About the Torah Portion In this parashah, the world is created, again. Humans are created, first as a single being both male and female. Humans evolve and get a taste for knowledge. Adam and Eve err and leave Eden. Cain and Abel experiment with violence. It does not go well. Noah has children. …

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