Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, delves into Esau’s character. He suggests that we try to understand why Esau is represented as an undesirable person and how this negativity reflects on us as a society.
The significance of the dream has been debated and interpreted from many perspectives- from literal to mystical. Eitan Cooper, argues that perhaps the image of angels descending from heaven is a charge to create a better society for all.
Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, shares a powerful message based on parasha Toldot. What is your truth and how does God help manifest it in the world? What happens when your support system seemingly does not allow your vision to be fully actualized?
Dr. David Frankel, discusses our forefather Abraham’s ability to stand up and to be different. How is Abraham, who forged his own unique path, a model of non-conformity for people today?
Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, points out that despite the general similarities between the story of Noah and the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh there is a major theological difference between the stories.
Many different artists try to sketch a portrait of Adam, God’s first human creation. What did Adam look like? Was he heavenly? Earthly? Listen as Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies explores a midrash from Genesis Rabbah.
Dr Ari Ackerman, describes an extraordinary press conference Ben-Gurion held devoted entirely to his understanding of the Biblical account of the Exodus from Egypt. What was problematic about Ben Gurion’s approach and how does Schechter’s approach to Bible education differ?
Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes explores four of the basic values found in Parashat Bikkurim.
Dr. Shula Laderman, wonders why the Torah stresses the importance of returning lost property and being aware of overworked animals. How will paying attention to these rules impact our everyday moral lives?