This week’s Haftarah, Isaiah, focuses on the promised destruction and regeneration. Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” depicts that.
Our parashah contains the words of the Ten Commandments, which God speaks to Moses and the people of Israel from Mount Sinai.
In Lech Lecha’s haftarah, we are given a vision of what our lives might have been, if only they’d been a little different.
In the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, God explains that God has not in fact abandoned Zion.
If creation was ongoing but no one observed it, did it actually still happen? Did creation cease when God disappeared?