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Divrei Torah from the Middle School
Posted 11/20/2017 04:58PM
In Parashat Vayetze, Yaacov is running away from his brother Esav. On the way, he passes Har HaMoriah, but only realizes he passed it when he's much further away. Despite the fact that it would take him at least a week to travel back there, Yaacov decides he must go back and acknowledge this holy site.
Posted 11/16/2017 11:29AM
In this week's Parasha we read about how Esav comes back one day from hunting and sees Yaakov making stew. Esav asks Yaakov for his stew because he is starving. Yaakov replies that he will give him the stew in exchange for his birthright. Esav agrees to this deal.
Posted 11/08/2017 04:58PM
In this week's Parasha we read about Avraham finding the burial place for Sarah, and also asking Eliezer to find a wife for Yitzchak. When Avraham finds a burial place suitable for Sarah, he learns it is owned by a nobleman of the children of Chet, named Efron.
Posted 11/02/2017 03:50PM
In this week's parasha, we learn about an interesting Midrash. The Midrash tells us a story about Shem (Noah's son) and Avraham -- with Avraham asking Shem an important question. Avraham asks, "What good deeds did you [Shem] do, in order for G-d to keep you alive in the ark?" Shem responded that he and his family stayed up all night feeding the animals.