Jewish Wisdom
in the 21st Century

The whole history of the Jews is, in fact, one of reviewing basic understandings and reformulating adequate responses to changing situations.

Rabbi Moshe Pitchon

La métaphore Nesher

La métaphore Nesher Lorsque la TaNaKh a voulu expliquer comment Israël doit acquérir les outils nécessaires pour jouer le rôle dans le monde qui lui

Read More »

La metáfora del Nesher

La metáfora del Nesher Cuando el TaNaKh- la Literatura Fundacional de Israel- quiso explicar cómo Israel adquirió las herramientas necesarias para desempeñar el papel que

Read More »
Blog
admin

The Nesher Metaphor

The Nesher Metaphor When the TaNaKh wanted to explain how Israel is to acquire the tools needed to play the role in the world it

Read More »

Parlons des miracles

Le “Miracle” Parlez de l’Exode d’Egypte et la première chose qui vous vient à l’esprit est le mot “miracle”, la fente de la mer qui

Read More »

“Ausência” de Deus

“Ausência” de Deus O Livro do Êxodo é o documento fundador da história nacional de Israel. Aqui encontramos os eventos que, mais do que qualquer

Read More »

“Absence” de Dieu

Le livre d’Exode est le document fondateur de l’histoire nationale d’Israël. Nous trouvons ici les événements qui, plus que tout autre, ont façonné les sentiments

Read More »
TaNakh
admin

Reading Ruth

Shavuot, the “Feast of the Weeks” originated in biblical times to signal the end of the cereal harvest period. With the wheat and the barley

Read More »

Vayeira-Are We Jews A People?

Genesis-Chapter 18: 19 In Jewish tradition, Abraham is referred to as ‘Avraham Avinu,’ the father of the Jewish people. Lately, however, it has become sort of

Read More »

Vayeira-Offsetting Evil

Genesis-Chapter 18 Genesis chapter 18 spells the dilemma of having to confront societies that not only violate the human rights of their citizens but, endanger

Read More »

Abrahamic Religions?

Abraham, Israel’s first ancestor. His story, found in the biblical book of Genesis occupies about fourteen chapters, or roughly twenty pages. “More than any other

Read More »

Toldot- Isaac’s Wells

Genesis-chapter 26 Chapter 26 of the Book of Genesis records what 4000 years ago was the first expulsion of those who eventually would become the

Read More »

Vayetze- Questioning God

Genesis- Chapters 28: 10-32: 3 Although in Jewish liturgy God is referred to as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, says Leon Kass, the

Read More »

Parshat Lech-Lecha

Genesis-Chapter 12 “Those whose identities are rarely questioned and who have never known exile or subjugation of land and culture,” wrote Anthony D. Smith, Professor

Read More »

Parshat Noah

Noah According to the first eleven chapters of Genesis, the early history of humanity was filled with trauma: exile (The Garden of Eden), murder (Cain

Read More »
TaNakh
admin

Parshat Noah

There is Truth and There Are Lies Genesis-Chapters 6: 9- 11: 32 The opening for the commentary on this week’s Torah reading start with the

Read More »

Parashat Bereshit

The Hanging Threat of Chaos Genesis-Chapter 1 verse 2 The Book of Bereshit (“Genesis”), the first book of Israel’s foundational literature begins with a general

Read More »