Upstate New York’s Source for my Jewish Thoughts

  • Before Bereishit: My Own Midrash

    January 5, 2021 by

    Shechinah had already sent Her spark Chava to tend a garden; a beautiful success of collaboration and cooperation. It was not so easy to grow anything from tohu vavohu, but the loving and nurturing femininity of the duo had resulted in great progress. Shechinah knew that perfection required constant perfecting, so She designed a grand… Read more

  • Teshuvah and Tears: Cry Like Joseph

    December 25, 2020 by

    As we approach the end of the book of Genesis or Bereishit, we become entrenched in the story of Joseph. We learn of his seventeen-year-old arrogance, his interpretation of dreams (and his socially tone deaf manner of conveying them), his father Jacob’s favoritism, his brothers’ betrayal, and his eventual enslavement and rise to power in… Read more

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