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Chayai Sarah — Genesis 23:1 – 25:18

Sometimes life demands a certain clinical decisiveness. In last week’s reading, this need for decisiveness was exacerbated by the heightened tensions that came to the fore in both sibling and marital rivalries. Sarah saw conflict on the horizon with her handmaiden, Hagar (aka, Keturah), vying for power in the family lineage through her son, Ishmael, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/chayai-sarah-genesis-231-2518-3/ Continue Reading...

Toldot — Genesis 25:19-28:9

Charles de Gaulle, the French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces in their resistance of Germany during World War II, once quipped: “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?” De Gaulle’s ironic observation points to a larger question about how we embody and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/toldot-genesis-2519-289/ Continue Reading...