By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant In last week’s Parsha (VAYEITZEI), we read the convoluted and multifarious twenty years, which Jacob experienced, while living with his Uncle Laban. In Parsha (VAYISHLACH), with immense trepidation, Jacob follows God’s orders to return to his birthplace, in Canaan. He is terrified of the inevitable encounter with his brother, […]

From Our Student Rabbi

This week’s parsha, Ki Tavo, opens with instructions on how to show gratitude upon entering the land of Israel, followed by a description of all the good which the Israelites can expect to receive in the land if they follow God’s instruction. This is immediately followed by the infamous aliyah of tochechah (rebuke): 53 straight verses […]