Weekly Torah Commentary

Jewish/Catholic Relations: On Reconnecting

In Parashat Vayigash, Joseph, now a high-ranking Egyptian leader, finally reunites with the brothers...

Where is God Today?

Parashat Mikeitz is the second parashah in the Joseph cycle, which is remarkable for many reasons—...

Losing and Finding Connection.

In Parashat Vayeishev, Joseph is asked by his father to go check on the “shalom”—the peace, or...

Knowing When to Wrestle and When to Hug

In Parashat Vayishlach, Jacob has a transformative night encounter where he wrestles somebody—but ...

Hate Will Not Define Us

In Parashat Vayeitzei, Jacob leaves Beersheba and sets out on a journey full of potential  danger a...

The Value in both Jacob and Esau

Parashat Tol’dot tells the story of Esau and Jacob—two archetypes. Most people have a little bit...

Creating a Strong Jewish Future

In Parashat Chayei Sarah, Eliezer sets off on a journey to find a wife for Isaac. Of course, because...

How to Have Moral Courage

In Parashat Vayeira, Abraham defines Jewish leadership by challenging the powers that be. To discuss...

How to Be Generous

In Parashat Lech L’cha, Abraham shows what it means to be a Jewish leader of depth, courage, and g...

The Difference Between Truth and Fact

An hour and a half outside Lousville, Kentucky is a sort-of biblical Disneyland that features a repl...