60 Seconds of Torah: Va-Yiggash, Justice, and Mercy
Rabbis tell us that as each day begins, God prays, “May it be My will that My attribute of mercy overpowers My attribute of justice.” Rabbi Cosgrove shares how Joseph exemplifies the importance of balancing justice with mercy.
Joseph’s exile from his family and his people reflects the Jewish diaspora’s separation from Israel in many ways. Rabbi Cosgrove shares what Joseph’s story can tell us about our own resilience in the face of isolation and loneliness.
Jacob achieves great success in life, but it’s only in this week’s parashah that he truly comes into his own. Rabbi Cosgrove explores what it takes to create a distinct sense of self as Jacob does in Parashat Va-yetzei.
60 Seconds of Torah: B’reishit and the Torah’s First Question
The Torah’s first glimpse of human nature comes with a question that’s more complex than it seems. Rabbi Cosgrove examines what God meant by asking, “Where are you?” and why the question is so tough to answer.