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Archive: November 2023

What Makes a House So Special?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 21, 2023

To read this post in Spanish, click here To read this post in French, click here Yaakov is the first person in the Torah who articulates the idea of a house of God. “This is nothing other,” he says upon waking up, “than the house of God and this is the gate to heaven” (Gen.…

¿Qué hace que una casa sea tan especial?

Vayetzei 5784 in Spanish

Traducido por Balbino Cotarelo Núñez To read this post in English, click here To read this post in French, click here Iaacov es la primera persona en la Toráh que articula la idea de una casa para Dios. “Este lugar no es sino,” dice al despertarse, “la casa de Dios y la puerta al Cielo” (Gén.…

Qu’est-ce qui rend une maison unique ?

Vayetzei 5784 in French

Traduit par Rabbi Émile Ackermann To read this post in English, click here To read this post in French, click here Yaakov est le premier personnage de la Torah à exprimer l’idée d’une “maison de Dieu”. Il dit à son réveil : “Ceci n’est rien d’autre que la maison de Dieu et c’est la porte du ciel” (Gn 28,17).…

Anti-Semitism and Othering

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 23, 2021

The book of Shemot opens with the first phenomenon of anti-Semitism that we find in the Torah. It is not hatred directed at an individual, but to an entire people.  It begins with Pharoah. He says to his fellow Egyptians that the Hebrews are a people to be feared: “Behold, the people are more numerous than us.…