Torah Commentary

Living in the Light of Goodness

September 27, 2021Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar

When God began to create heaven and earth the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water. God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God

What Does it Mean to Be Human?

October 11, 2020Rabbi Michael Dolgin
Parashat B’reishit is both the first portion in the Torah and the foundation of our Jewish tradition. These chapters teach us how to find meaning in our days, not just what happened before they began.

The Legacy of the Tree of All Knowledge

October 26, 2019Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

One Yom Kippur, a rabbi was warning his congregation about the fragility of life, and that everyone in the congregation will someday die. ... That is the great lesson and gift of this week’s parashah, B’reishit with its iconic tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.