Vayera. The Akeida's Contrary Commitments
The contradiction of the Akeida is the tension between “religious obligation” on the one hand, and “human obligation” on the other.
Lech Lecha: Sins and Virtues of our Avot and Imahot
Can religious figures be open to criticism? What happens when the Bible narrates their sins?
Chayei Sarah. Social Seclusion
When should we integrate in secular society and when should we advocate for seclusion and separateness?
Vayera. Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm
Merely showing up in life just isn’t enough. Drifting along with no passion for living... your acts are contaminated!
Lech Lecha. Is Faith Innate or Acquired?
Questions of faith are not a threat; they are an opening to move from childhood or childish belief to a more sophisticated conception of God
Chayei Sarah: The Prayer in the Field
A Human Being “pours out his conversation” before God, sharing his life with God, involving God in his interests, his worries and concerns..