Burt E. Schuman

There Is Holiness Even in Drudgery

D'Var Torah By: Burt E. Schuman

Focal Point The priest shall dress in linen raiment, with linen breeches next to his body; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and place them beside the altar. He shall then take off his vestments and put...

Confronting the Sitra Atra

D'Var Torah By: Burt E. Schuman

Parashah Overview Jacob prepares to meet Esau. He wrestles with a "man," who changes Jacob's name to Israel. (32:4-33) Jacob and Esau meet and part peacefully, each going his separate way. (33:1-17) Dinah is raped by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, who was chief of the country. Jacob's...