Vayeshev, Here I Am, Send Me

    Parsha Vayeshev (“And he dwelt”) (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23) This Torah portion is one of my favorites.  “People who carry torches make easy targets”—Ron Warren.   I wanted to look at one splice of this Torah portion, one section that seemed to pop out at me. It is the word Hineni: And Yisra’ĕl (Israel) said to Yosĕph (Joseph), “Are not your brothers feeding … Continue reading Vayeshev, Here I Am, Send Me

But You Said! Vayishlach (“And he sent”)

  In my last blog, I shared many personal details of my journey with Gastroparesis. I received much encouraging feedback. I greatly appreciate everyone’s prayers and words. The portion today is Parsha Vayishlach (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43: Jacob is meeting his brother Esau. It’s been over 20 years. That’s a long time not to speak to a sibling. There are times when … Continue reading But You Said! Vayishlach (“And he sent”)

Vayetzei, the Metaverse, Manna, Bananas, and Wrestling

The Metaverse is a new coming technology. Facebook Inc will invest $50 million to partner with organizations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse. In this digital world, people can use different devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment. The money used to buy property in this metaverse world of the new Facebook is called mana, not manna. Mana is defined as a pervasive … Continue reading Vayetzei, the Metaverse, Manna, Bananas, and Wrestling

The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)

Last week’s Torah Portion was Lekh Lekha meaning “Go” or “Go find yourself.” Abram and Sari set out, leaving everything familiar, including their families. My husband and I found ourselves in the same position at the exact time. Following the Torah portions (first 5 books) can be pretty comforting and eye-opening. While sitting outside our hotel last week, I saw a sight that caught my attention. Two … Continue reading The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)