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Vayeishev — Genesis 37:1 – 40:23

While quantum cosmologists claim there is no causation within the universe, we do not necessarily need a Hubble telescope to see how often life seems to overflow with an irreducible disorder and chaos. In our own family dynamic, for example, there is no shortage of jealousy, sibling rivalry, preferential treatment – all so integral to […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayeishev-genesis-371-4023-3/ Continue Reading...

Vayeishev — Genesis 37:1–40:23

Given all the challenges and distractions life presents, settling the mind is no small feat. When scripture states, “Now Jacob settled in the land where his father had sojourned, the land of Canaan” (Genesis 37:1), one way of understanding this settling is the primary, more literal one, that of Jacob’s family putting down roots in […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayeishev-genesis-371-4023-2/ Continue Reading...

Vayeishev — Genesis 37:1–40:23

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” The Hebrew Bible seems to go out of its way to counter this vision proffered by […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayeishev-genesis-371-4023/ Continue Reading...