8. Vayishlach

Vayishlach   BEN: What’s in a name?     Last week’s Torah tale saw the creation of the clan of Jacob and delighted the t translator in all of us with the rich punning and wordplay in the names of the sons and daughter – the future tribes of Israel. The mythic process of naming reminds us […]

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7. Vayeitzei

Vayeitzei   BEDROOM EYES       Last week Rebecca was pregnant and went to grok god, and in this week’s tale we are already told of her son Jacob’s marriage, twice in one week, to Lean and Rachel two of his cousins who are also sisters. In this biblical mythology that which we call […]

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6. Toldot

Toldot     GROK   Last week’s tale featured a traumatized Isaac mysteriously recreating in the bushes (thank you, readers, for your many odd suggestions as to what he was REALLY doing there) and meeting his bride, Rebecca, as she swoons off her camel.  This week’s episode moves on with the breeding agenda as the […]

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5. Chayei Sarah

Chayei Sarah   RE-CREATION   Last weeks’ Torah tale highlighted Sarah’s sexual bliss, and this week’s episode, occurring years later, narrates her death. The weekly tale is named after her – Chayei Sarah – the Life of Sarah, but quickly moves on to introduce the next generation in the soap opera called Genesis: Isaac and […]

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4. Vayera

Vayera     Orgasm of Biblical Proportions    This week, Lauviticus is celebrating a private birth of a lovely little girl, auspiciously echoed in the weekly Torah episode in which a much-anticipated little boy is born. Also, this week, a visit to that intimate domain which is most often referred to in the Scriptures as […]

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