Posts Tagged ‘agency’

“Chayei Sarah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for some insight into what might be called the first Law Seminar in the Scripture — several stories that literally form the basis for what was once known as the “Common Law”: Contract, Agency, Covenant;
Parsha “Chayei Sarah” (Genesis 23:1 through 25:18).

The Erev Shabbat teaching is all about Learning By Example; “precedent”, even. The first land contract, about one of the most important parcels ever sold, and why. What it means to “come in the name of,” and why marriage is more than a contract, but isn’t “covenant” without understanding, either.

SSM “Chayei-Sarah” 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching suggests that there is a reason why “lawlessness abounds” now, perhaps like never before:

We don’t understand contract, much less Covenant!

Torah portion “Chayei Sarah” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Chayei Sarah” (Genesis chapters 23 through 25:18).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the story which begins with the death of Sarah, but might also be called a short course, ‘Torah on Contracts 101’.

SSM Chayei Sarah 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat again delves more specifically into how our understanding – or lack thereof – of what the Bible teaches about everything from contracts to servanthood reflects directly on the sorry state of “law” and “justice”. Perhaps plagues is a better word…

TT Cooh ‘Torah on Contracts 101 – and the state of ‘law’ today