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Digging Deeper (Toldot)

Preview: Almost word-for-word, the blessing Yitzchak receives before moving to Gerar is the blessing his father received following akedat Yitzchak. Some thoughts on how that blessing materialized during Yitzchak’s stay with Avimelech – and how the literary legacy of the akedah illustrates that true sacrifice never really ends.

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Do Walk in Front of Me (Lech Lecha)

Preview: Why do we need two covenants in this week’s parshah: the Covenant of the Parts and also the Covenant of Circumcision? Comparing them side by side reveals a slew of pointed similarities – but also some revealing differences…

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Bereshit)

Preview: Although Hashem forbade eating from Tree of Knowledge, He never forbade the Tree of Life. Read carefully, in fact, and you’ll discover that He actually wanted Adam to eat from the Tree of Life.

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