Ephron the Hittite and Lavan the Aramean enter into negotiations with Abraham and his trusted servant, respectively. In this week’s parsha podast, Rabbi Howard Markose discusses whether the negotiations are handled in good faith and if it is possible to judge the actions of these characters in a positive light.
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Howard teaches Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Click here to read more.