Our guest today is Rabbi Amy Levin of the Beth Shalom congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. Rabbi Levin, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, was ordained by the Shechter Institute in Jersualem in 1997. Prior to assuming her current position at Beth Shalom, she served for ten years as...
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This post first appeared in the blog Neesh Noosh
This week’s parsha, Vayera, is filled with ethical challenges: Sodom and Gomorrah, the binding of Issac, and the departure of Hagar and Ishmael. But, at the beginning of the parsha, Sarah and Abraham welcome three unexpected...
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He had only God’s endorsement. Otherwise, this newly chosen leader of the world was a virtual unknown. He didn’t campaign for very long; he suddenly appeared on the scene, going on to change the world.
Who was Abraham, and why was he chosen? What was the purpose behind choosing...