After a year of studying the Torah commentary of Rabbi Shmuel ben Meir (the Rashbam), grandson of Rashi, I offer five takeaway reflections.
Doubt fills us with uncertainty, anxiety, frustration, and holds us back from important work. But it also has its place in a life of integrity.
Pinchas fails the test of violence. Centuries later, Elijah struggles with violence as well. Centuries earlier, Abraham offers hope of another way.