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Sólo hay un Único Dios

Parashat Vaerá   3 Shevat 5781 por Mauricio Quintero Mientras mis ojos recorrían en la lectura pshat (פשט‎) de la porción de esta semana “Vaerá” – וָאֵרָא- (Y apareció) en Shemot 6:2-9:35, logré visualizar cuál era el complejo trasfondo político, social, religioso y económico de la época.  Cuando finalizamos Bereshit, nos dimos cuenta de que Paró pasa de ser un simple rey […]

There is only one Unique God

Parashat Vaera 3 Shevat 5781 by Mauricio Quintero There is only one Unique God As I read through this week’s portion “Vaera” – וָאֵרָא- (And I appeared) in Shemot 6: 2-9: 35, the pshat (direct meaning) that stood out to me was the complex political, social, religious and economic background of that time. When we finished Bereshit, […]

The First Commandment

If we look at the events unfolding in the world today, it seems that people are going mad. There is so much anger and division. We don’t know who to believe or who we can trust.  We seem to have lost our moral compass.  https://youtu.be/sXAoZJHsn3A As a 30-year student of the Torah, the answer lies in […]

Parashá Shemot

Éxodo 1:1- 6:1 25 Tevet 5781 Estamos entrando esta semana en el segundo de los cinco libros que constituyen la Torá. Este parashá inaugura un nuevo libro, llamado por nuestros sabios ” Sefer Hageulá” (Libro de la Redención) y tiene la particularidad de que todo lo que ocurre en este libro se desarrolla en un […]

Parashat Shemot

25 Tevet 5781 Exodus 1:1- 6:1 This week, we begin the second of the five books of the Torah, Shemot also called by our sages “HaSefer Hageulah” (the Book of Redemption). Everything that happens in this book takes place within a community, where the main player is the people, unlike the book of Bereshit which […]

Vayejí -“Y vivió”

Parashat Vayejí 18 Tevet 5781 La Mishná (Pirkei Avot 3:1) cita a Akavia ben Mehalalel: “Considera tres cosas, y no pecarás. Debes saber de dónde vienes, hacia dónde vas y ante Quién rendirás cuentas eventualmente de todo lo que has hecho”. Al leer esta porción del Pirkei Avot, me di cuenta de que resume el proceso de la vida […]

Vayechi (And He Lived) 5781

18 Tevet 5781 The Mishnah (Pirkei Avot 3: 1) quotes Akavia ben Mehalalel: “Consider three things, and you will not sin. You must know where you come from, where you are going and to whom you will eventually be accountable for everything you have done”. As I read this portion from Pirkei Avot, I realized […]

Yehudah se le acercó

Parashat Vayigash יגש    11 Tevet 5781 Este parashá debería ser sobre Yehudah, después de todo, comienza cuando Vayigash eilaiv Yehudah יגש אליו יהודה – Yehudah se acerca a José. De alguna manera nos enseña a VAYIGASH – acercarnos – a Adonai Elohim. No somos perfectos; somos humanos, con errores, problemas, imperfecciones, errores, con tantos problemas, lo mismo que Yehudah; […]

And Yehudah Approached

Parashat Vayigash יגש     11 Tevet 5781 “And he drew near or then he drew near” This parashah should be about Yehudah, after all, it begins with Vayigash eilaiv Yehudah    יגש אליו יהודה  –  Yehudah draws near to Joseph. In a way, it teaches us to VAYIGASH – draw near – to Adonai Elohim. We are not perfect; we are humans, with errors, problems, imperfections, […]