Archive for November, 2011

Mama Rachel, Pray for Us!

By Malkah - Last updated: Monday, November 7, 2011

The sun has descended, bringing in the 11th day of Cheshvan, the yartzeit of our mother Rachel. There are so many traits we may hope that we have inherited from her: her beauty, her determination, her compassion, her strength. Yet of all her lofty characteristics, one is most noteworthy – that is her unremitting, passionate […]

Terach and Anti-semitism in America

By Uriah - Last updated: Friday, November 4, 2011

There is a well known story concerning the end of last week’s parsha and the beginning of this week’s which appears in the Midrash. Terach, the father of Avraham Aveinu was the main idol maker in Ur Kasdim. Avraham, trying to prove the futility of the idols to his father, smashed all the idols in […]