Road to Zion

Tol’dot (History) B’resheet/Genesis 25:19-28:9

1.After reading this Torah portion how would you describe the personalities of Jacob and Esau. How did their personality traits work to their advantage or disadvantage? Do you see yourself in either one of these brothers? Genesis 25:27 where the Torah gives us a hint of who these two young men had become. Esau had […]

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Chayei Sarah B’Resheet/Genesis 23:1-25:18 HafTorah: I Kings 1:1-31

1.In Genesis 24:12 we read where Abraham’s servant prayed about the tasks before him. We see him invoking the name of Abraham when he prays to G-d. He asked for chesed (loving kindness) toward Abraham. He was basically praying in Avraham’s name.  Why would he do that? We as believers usually end our prayers with, “In […]

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Vayera Gen. 18:1-22:24 HafTorah: II Kings 4:1-37

Torah Portion: Vayera Genesis 18:1-22:24 HafTorah: II Kings 4:1-37 I would like us to compare Abraham’s actions with other earlier Biblical characters.  a.How did Adam and Eve handle their sinful actions when confronted by G-d? Now look at Genesis 13:8-9 where a quarrel breaks out between the herdsmen of Lot and those of Abraham over the availability […]

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