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Bereishit – בְּרֵאשִׁית

Carol Meyers, Eve: Bible

Rabbi Gail Labovitz, What’s in It?

Dr Carol Ochs, Creating a Meaningful World

Dr Anne Lapidus Lerner, Minding our Words

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Together but Separate

Noach נֹחַ

Rabbi Yael Hammerman, It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Dr Carol Ochs, The Power of Language

Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, When Life Changes

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker, Dream to Reality

Dr Ellen M. Umansky, Learning Lessons from and with God

Carol Meyers, Naamah: Bible

Dr Tamar Kadari, Naamah: Midrash and Aggadah

Mary Brett Koplen, Feeling the Flood

Dr Shira D. Epstein, Basic Questions

Rabbi Melanie Levav, Lessons of Survival

Dr Anne Lapidus Lerner, Seeing the Faces of Noah’s Neighbours

Jennifer Raskas, The Great Confusion of Miscommunication

Lech Lecha – לֶךְ-לְךָ

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Where We Go Forth to Meet Each Other

Dr Ellen M. Umansky, The Making of a Covenant with Men and Women

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker, A Patriarchy Is, After All, a Patriarchy

Professor Judith Hauptman, A Lesson for Abraham

Rabbi Abigail Treu, Mentioning our Mothers

Rabbi Ruth H. Sohn, Does Abraham’s Covenant Include Jewish Daughters?

Rabbi Shira Milgrom, What Covenant Means

Dr Aviva Presser Aiden, Lament of a Barren Woman

Ellen Dannin, Avraham, Happiness, and God’s Open Hand

Vayera – וַיֵּרָא

Bethany Mandel, As You Remembered Sarah

Judith Plaskow, Violence Against Women

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker, And Sarah Laughed (and Laughed, and Laughed)

Dr Ellen M. Umansky, Covenantal Models of Protest and Submission

Rabbi Hannah Spiro, Welcoming Strangers, Welcoming Angels

Rabbi Ariella Rosen, The Gravity of Laughter

Dr Amy Kalmanofsky, Women of Faith

Rabbi Deborah Miller, Is Seeing Believing?

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Why is Abraham Complicit in Cruelty?

Chayei Sarah – חַיֵּי שָׂרָה

Rabbi Nicole Roberts, Parashat Hashavua for Parashat Chayei Sarah

Rabbi Lauren Tuchman, What To Do With Unbearable Suffering

Erika Davis, Abraham’s Blended Family

Rabbi Adina Lewittes, The Miracle in Sarah’s Tent

Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman, Rereading Hagar

Adina Gerver, Opening the Gaps in the Patriarchy

Ellen M. Umansky, A Legacy of Kindness, Generosity, and Love

Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Filling in the Missing Pieces of Sarah’s Life

Dr Sarah Wolf, Falling Wisely

Lilly Kaufman, Hesed Depends on Saying No

Blu Greenberg, Love and Covenant

Dr Rachel Rosenthal, Who Inherits Abraham?

Allison Kestenbaum, Abraham’s Search: A Hallmark of Human Grief


Rabbi Sari Laufer, Rebecca and Isaac’s Guide to Raising Twins (Not)

Rachel Farbiarz, Manipulating Food Supply to Gain Power

Rabbi Ruth Gais, Isaac and Rebecca’s Dysfunctional Family

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, The Work was Unfinished

Rabbi Valerie Lieber, Toldot and Alternative Families

Ellen M. Umansky, Family Discord and Distrust

Allison Kestenbaum, Reimagining a Fixed Image

Julia Andelman, In Search of God

Ellen Dannin, Isaac, Digger of Wells

Vayeitzei – וַיֵּצֵא

Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio, Drash on Parashat Vayetzei 2019

Ellen M. Umansky, A Strong Ladder to Spiritual Awareness

Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, The Place With No Name

Rabbi Melissa Crespy, Jacob and His Two Wives

Rabbi Paula Goldberg, Sisterhood is Complicated

Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, Dealing With Dishonesty

Jessica Fisher, The Monumental Act of Listening

Lilly Kaufman, Escaping a Toxic Relationship

Julia Andelman, The Emergence of Praise

Dr Michal Raucher, Rachel Leans In

Rabbah Arlene Berger, A Seasonal Hint: Jacob Didn’t Ask for That Much Stuff!

Vayishlach – וַיִּשְׁלַח

Rabbi Sharon Brous, Discomposing Our Culture of Toxic Masculinity

Rabbi Laura Geller, The Silence of Dinah and Other Rape Victims

Aviva Presser Aiden, A Lack of Empathy

Alana Alpert, Transformative Encounters

Dr Erica Brown, Making Today Matter

Rabbi Rachel Bearman, When Ben-Oni Becomes Benjamin: Rachel’s Midrashic Monologue

Ellen M. Umansky, A Biblical Text of Terror

Elizabeth Dunsker, Facing the Fear

Professor Anne Lapidus Lerner, Face to Face

Ellen Dannin, Connecting the Dots

Vayeishev – וַיֵּשֶׁב

Cindy Greenberg, Walking in Tamar’s Shoes

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Faith

Professor Carol Selkin Wise, Tamar’s Tragedy

Rabbi Sharon Mars, Joseph: Tzadik or Tattletale?

Rachel Fabiarz, They Remained Silent

Ellen M. Umansky, Growing Up as the Favorite Son

Elizabeth Dunsker, He’s a Sexy Guy

Professor Judith Hauptman, Judah and Tamar: Writing the Story

Abigail Treu, Forgetting to Remember for Posterity

Ellen Dannin, Tamar and Judah

Ellen Dannin, Tamar the Hidden

Miketz – מִקֵּץ

Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Healing and Transformation

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, Kindness In Disguise

Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman, The Limitations of Self-Denial

Jennifer Rosenberg, Meeting The Faces Of Need

Ellen M. Umansky, Forgiveness and Reconciliation with the Past

Dr Shira D. Epstein, Letters Unopened

Lilly Kaufman, A Blessing of Reconciliation

Alisa Braun, An Alternative Hero

Elizabeth Bolton, Joseph, The Favorite Son

Rabbi Gail Labovitz, A Dream Follows the Mouth

Vayigash – וַיִּגַּשׁ

Elizabeth Dunsker, The Long View

Ellen M. Umansky, Revealing Oneself in Order to Heal

Rachel Farbiarz, Transformative Testimony

Rabbi Pamela Wax, Jacob And Pharaoh: A Brief Encounter

Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, Speak Softly

Dr Sarah Wolf, Why Everyone Should Cry in Public

Rabbi Shayna Golkow, Dying Whole and Living Whole

Allison Kestenbaum, Sibling Loyalty

Reb Mimi Feigelson, An Understudy for the Mashiach

Rabbi Cheryl Peretz, Sweet Revenge

Vaychi – וַיְחִי

Rabbi Rachel Bearman (with Rabbi Paul Kipnes), The Blessing of Dinah

Ellen M. Umansky, The Power and Protection of Angels

Elizabeth Dunsker, She Died Unto Me

Rabbi Laura Geller, Blessing our Daughters

Rabbi Elyse Winick, All in the Family

Judith Greenberg, Acting Without Thought

Deborah Miller, Can We Grow?

Mychal Springer, Final Blessings

Lisa Gelber, The Angel at the Window

Mackenzie Reynolds, Have You No Decency? Midrash and the Centrality of Love

Rabbi Gail Labovitz, “The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?”