27th of Tishrei, 5773
Sat, 13 October 2012 

Parshat Bereshit: Kabbalistic
 Questions about Creation,
 For Grown ups And for the Children

Although there's been a great deal of chatter lately about who will be the next First Lady in D.C., this week's Torah portion is all about Eve, and her complicated relationship with both man and God. MORE>

God creates the world with words; Adam and Eve sin, Cain kills Abel, and God considers destroying all of Creation.

In the beginning of God's creating the heavens and the earth, when the earth was astonishingly empty and dark, God's spirit hovered upon the surface of the waters.   More

Breshit: Cain's Offering
"God did not turn to Cain and his offering. Cain became enraged and his face fell." (Gen. 4:5)
In the story of the world's first murder, it was God's decision not to accept Cain's offering that triggered Cain's anger and jealousy, and ultimately his murder of Abel.
Why did God refuse to accept Cain's offering? 
What was wrong with it? More


Haftarah for Bereshit

Isaiah 42:5-43:11

To complement the creation of the 
world, a promise of redemption.

This week's Torah portion tells the story of the world's creation, and the haftarah provides its own sort of commentary on the Torah's first parashah. Isaiah introduces God at the beginning of this haftarah as "the One who created the heavens and stretched them out, who made the earth and all that grows in it" (42:5).

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Shabat Shalom And Shavua Tove
 ( Have A Nice Week )

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