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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Bereshit 2016

Bereshit: Beginning, Again

This week, we begin our third cycle through the Torah. Once again, we come to Bereshit, the first reading of the first book of the Torah. Although the reading is the same, we are not, and that is part of the magic of re-engaging the same text on a regular basis. The book is known in […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Bereshit

Bereshit: Trust and Uncertainty

As the I began to write about this week’s Torah reading (Bereshit/In a beginning), my community was threatened by a hurricane. I followed the storm closely but it is difficult to track the course of a hurricane, and the forecasts become even more uncertain as forecasters look further into the future. Because of this, the projected […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Naming Creation

Bereshit: Naming Creation

Let’s take a closer look at a few verses from the first Torah reading of the year, Bereshit (In the Beginning). The creation story presented here differs in many respects from the more familiar account in Chapter 1. In Genesis 2:7, God creates the first human being (Adam) from the dust of the earth (adamah) and […]

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