Ruth Gais

Determining the Qualities of an Ideal Political Leader

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min.

June 12, 2015
This week's parashah, Pinchas, is all about succession and inheritance. Who will succeed Aaron in the priesthood? To whom will the land pass as the Israelites enter it? Who can claim a man's land if he has no sons? Who will succeed Moses and lead the people into the Promised...

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D'Var Torah By: Ruth Gais

October 31, 2014
Parashah Overview Rebekah has twins, Esau and Jacob. (25:19-26) Esau gives Jacob his birthright in exchange for some stew. (25:27-34) King Abimelech is led to think that Rebekah is Isaac's sister and later finds out that she is really his wife. (26:1-16) Isaac plans to bless Esau, his firstborn. Rebekah...