Let Them Eat Challah
Parshat Vayeitzei 5782

“Let them eat cake!” Those infamous words, allegedly uttered by the young Queen Marie Antoinette of France, are considered to be the ultimate example of willful naiveté, apathy, and economic hubris all wrapped into one succinct package. It didn’t bode…

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Parshat Vayeitzei 5782

Parshat Vayetzei 5782

Vayetzei תשפב             Yaakov was forced to leave home because his brother Esav had vowed to kill him. This week’s portion begins with Yaakov’s journey (Genesis 28:10): י) וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע וַיֵּלֶךְ חָרָנָה             10) Yaakov left Beer Sheva and travelled towards Charan.…

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The Turkey Kidnapping
Parshat Vayeitzei 5781

Did I ever tell you about the time I was kidnapped by a group of radical turkeys? It was definitely one of the crazier times of my life, and something I generally avoid talking about because I’m still suffering from…

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Parshat Vayeitzei 5781