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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...

Yermiyahu Ramos’ Bar Mitzvah

Shalom! My name is Yermiyahu Ramos, but you can call me Yehry. I am a seventh grader at James Lick Middle School and my favorite subject is Spanish. I love to play all kinds of sports, but I most enjoy playing soccer with my friends after school. This Saturday, December 9, I will be called […] http://bethsholomsf.org/yermiyahu-ramos/ Continue Reading...

Meiketz — Genesis 41:1–44:17

Sometimes our hidden gifts reveal themselves to us in expected times and places. Pharaoh unveils this gift to Joseph, saying: “There is none so discerning and wise as you.” (Genesis 41:39) Joseph’s prowess continues to grow, given his gifts as dream interpreter as well as financial advisor to Pharaoh. In short order, Joseph is promoted […] http://bethsholomsf.org/meiketz-genesis-411-4417-2/ 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...