I believe one of our questions can be answered by noting that Avraham was only commanded not to marry a gentile or a maidservant in Bereishis 17:7 – after he was already married to Hagar for 13 years.
The Jewish people's love for their land is under assault, whether by Arab terror or UNESCO treachery
What should one learn from the first words that G-d says to Avraham: Go to the Land of Israel!
Not only is eating melavah malkah a great mitzvah, there are "instant rewards"!
Even in the most drastic of circumstances, a Jew can never be written off completely and one must even be willing to endure total mesirus nefesh for another’s sake.
Noah's children teach different responses to being disappointed by someone dear-or even God Himself
The more a person grows, the more clearly he relates to his spiritual side, and the less the Nefesh Ha’Bahami clouds his vision.
It was only after permission was granted to eat animals that man was permitted to fully own animals.
Unfortunately, the new world that Adam attempted to start through Seth became corrupted.
Examining the frequent failures of humanity in this parsha and how they set the scene for Abraham.
The remarkable gift of unity should be a powerful tool to further mankind and to further God’s will.
Rashi said Noah was lacking in faith. His faith in God wasn't weak, his self-faith was lacking
And Adom said, “The woman that you placed with me, she gave me from the tree and I ate.” — Bereishis 3:12 Adom HaRishon was...
Each month of the Jewish year is associated with a letter of the Lashon Hakodesh.
Birds, which were created on the fifth day, can accept tumah when they become food.
Apparently, the perseverance demonstrated in multiple attempts at creating an acceptable world is an example of an important characteristic of Hashem that man must emulate, based on the precept of V’Halachta B’Drachav
Every Jew is required to try to influence the world in a positive way.
In every leadership situation there are basic gauges and indicators that must never be ignored.
Constantly investing energy safeguarding separation, life & world is man's participating in creation
Truly understanding the hidden meaning in Parshat Bereishit will provide insight to the entire Torah
Creation is everlasting in the sense that all of us add brushstrokes & notes-that is its perfection
What is the world? Bereshit’s answer: The world is “creativity.”
After all, many sinners live in mansions, and in the post-Holocaust era it’s impossible to conclude that those who suffered sinned.
‘God doing exactly as He planned’ does not mean that all occurred without any ambivalence & tension.
Tosafos quotes an explanation from R’ Meshulem that the halacha requires that the one who is called up to the Torah for those pesukim must read them himself and cannot have a baal korei read them for him.