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The History of our people

Toledot 5 Kislev 5781 This parashah speaks about the toledot (history) of Isaac, Esau and Jacob, but there are other Toledot: Toledot Adam (Bereshit 5:1-6:8); toledot Noah (Bereshit 6:9-9:20) Toledot Shem, Ham, Japheth (Bereshit 10:1-11:9); Toledot Shem (Bereshit 11;10-26); toledot Terah (Bereshit 11:27- 32); Toledot Ishmael (Bereshit 25:12-18); Toledot Isaac Bereshit 25:19-35:29; Toledot Esau (Bereshit 36:1-37:1), […]

“And If Not NOW, When?”

Parashat Chayei Sarah 27 Cheshvan 5781 Bereshit (Génesis) 23 :1 – 25 :18 This week’s Parashah Chayei Sarah begins by telling us about the life of a woman who died. What an immense paradox. However, we can say that by the events narrated here, this parashah speaks of Sarah’s life. She died at the age […]

What are We Sowing?

Parashat Vayera Cheshvan 20, 5781 This Parashah, Vayera וַיֵּרָא “and He appeared”, like all the portions of the Torah, tells us stories to help us have a better life. As human beings, we tend to put God in a box according to our understanding and our preconceptions. How often have we heard the following phrases? […]

¿Quién fue Abraham?¿Quién soy?

Parashá Lej Lejá 13 Jeshvan 5781 Shabbat Shalom comunidad Shear Yashuv Es un placer y gusto poder acercarles estas palabras, de esta Parashá Lej Lejá, una Parashá realmente hermosa. “Vayehi Avram ben-tish’im shanah vetesha shanim vayera Adonay el-Avram vayomer elav ani El-Shaday hithalej lefanay veheyeh tamim.” “יְהִ֣י אַבְרָ֔ם בֶּן־תִּשְׁעִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וְתֵ֣שַׁע שָׁנִ֑ים וַיֵּרָ֨א יְהֹוָ֜ה אֶל־אַבְרָ֗ם […]

Who was Abram? Who am I?

Shalom Community Shear Yashuv. Shabbat Shalom to everyone (from Rabbi Iosef Chemi from Argentina) It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be able to speak to you about Lech Lecha, a truly beautiful parashah. Bereshit 17: 1 says: “Vayehi Avram ben tish’im shanah v’tesha shanim; Vayera Adonai el-Avram vayomer eilaiv: ani El-Shaddai hithalech […]

Dios Existe simplemente porque Existe

Parashát Bereshit 29 Tishrei 5781 La semana pasada estuvimos celebrando la Simja Torá…una de las fiestas más alegres de nuestro ‎calendario. Y aunque este año no pudimos disfrutarlo como congregación, lo que ‎tradicionalmente hacemos es danzar con los rollos de la Torá por el gozo que representa para ‎nosotros tener este magnífico e irreemplazable instrumento […]