I thank you in advance for your thoughts.
In case you are interested in more resources, here are a few new links:
G-dcast is a wonderful site to find short cartoons illustrating each parasha. This one focuses primarily on the relationship between Rachel and Leah, and the importance of children in Biblical times.
- A question - why do you suppose there is a daughter mentioned at all? Until now only sons have been mentioned, although the law of averages would certainly suggest that our ancestors had female children as well as male, and I just wonder what the significance of the daughter is that causes her to be named here.
If you are interested in what the community of Beit El is like today, click on this link to the site of the winery there.
- What do you think it feels like to read this week's parasha in Beit El?