Tomb of the Patriarchs

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s Blog – Land of Our Fathers… and Mothers and Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins – Lech Lecha 5776

This week’s Torah reading begins with the first commandment G-d ever gave to the first Jew in history - to go to the Land of Israel.  The Torah relates that G-d spoke to Abraham, and said, “Go for yourself, from your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  And I will make of you a great nation; I will bless ...

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Modesty, Shmodesty! As Long As You Look Good!

In this week’s Torah portion, our matriarch, Sarah, is described as beautiful, as other great women in the Torah in numerous places. So clearly, beauty is considered a quality, and yet, we know that modesty is also considered of great value in Judaism. So this week we will talk a little about modesty. He has told you, O man, what is good! What does God require of you; but to do ...

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For the Love of the Land

This week’s parsha, Lech Lecha, begins with the first commandment G-d ever gave to the first Jew in history which was to go to the Land of Israel.  G-d spoke to Abraham, and said: Go, from your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  And I will make of you a great nation; I will bless you, and make your name ...

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