02 Dec 2016

Download a printer friendly version here.   Haftara for Toledot 5777: The Crown ‘I declare before you all that my whole life whether  it be long or short shall be devoted to your service’. —Queen Elizabeth II Malakhi 1:1 – 2:7 Synopsis Malakhi, the last prophet of Israel, responds to a…

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12 Nov 2015

Toledot 5776: Carpe Diem “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   Although we do not know as much about his life and personality as we do of Abraham…

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21 Nov 2014

In Perashat Toledot we read of the birth of our forefather Yaakob and his twin brother Esav. Theirs is a complex relationship filled with strife and difficulty. The strife runs deep and actually begins in utero: The children almost crushed one another inside her… (25:22)  It seems though, that…

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