Here I Am, Send Me

   “People who carry torches make easy targets”—Ron Warren. And Yisra’ĕl (Israel) said to Yosĕph (Joseph), “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Sheḵem? Come, I send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.”  (Genesis 27:11-13, ISR). Here I am. Send Me! Hineni is a total readiness to give of … More Here I Am, Send Me

The Assassin and the Altar–I Kings I, Haftarah

“The Don considered a use of threats the most foolish kind of exposure; the unleashing of anger without forethought as the most dangerous indulgence.” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather I Kings 2, plays out like an assassin movie with a leading hitman. David instructs Solomon to guard the commandments and to walk holy before Adonai. … More The Assassin and the Altar–I Kings I, Haftarah

Leah the Wild Cow

A friend of mine sent me an intriguing podcast the other day about Rachel, Jacob’s wife. She was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She said, “I keep seeing Rachel everywhere!” When she said it, I thought, “that’s funny” because “I keep seeing Leah.” Oh, Leah, you break my heart. What can women learn from … More Leah the Wild Cow