The Gift of Atonement: VaYishlach

© Trisha Arlin About four years ago, I embarked on a personal program of mindful practice regarding how I react to feeling threatened or hurt.  For years, my hurt or frightened reactions looked like anger and attack instead of the protective reactions they were and they were alienating and unsustainable.   Sp I was just starting […]

Monsters: A Family Service Drash on Vayishlah

© Trisha Arlin This torah portion is another one of those that has more than one story in it, but I’m going to talk to you about the story of Jacob, returning back to the land he grew up in.  Jacob had had to run away after he tricked his father into giving his the […]

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