Parsha Notes

Creation and the Problem of Twos

Creation and the Problem of Twos

Parashat Bereishit Rabbi Steve Greenberg   The starting point of the Genesis story is God.  Before creation, God fills existence.   There is no-thing else, no place for an-other.    God’s oneness is without division or separation.  One is always all-powerful without needing any power-over to be so.   One is stable and sure, unchanging and whole.   One [more]
Can you see the flowering Eshel in the wilderness?

Can you see the flowering Eshel in the wilderness?

Parashat VaYeira By Miryam Kabakov The Eshel community was invited to spend a recent Shabbat with the Sixth Street and Stanton Street shuls, two Orthodox communities on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  The hospitality, hachnassat orchim, extended by these shuls made us feel like these were our communities.  Orthodox allies intermingled, learned together, ate and celebrated with [more]