Rabbi Idit Solomon spoke recently at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley. Giving a drash about the Torah portion “Toldot” that begins with a brief mention of Isaac and Rebekah struggling to conceive, Rabbi Solomon showed how we often miss the significance of infertility in the lives of men and how it can cause a person to act in ways never imagined. In this week’s Torah portion “Beshalach,” we read of the Children of Israel leaving Egypt. Rabbi Solomon will be speaking at Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley connecting the Israelite’s path towards redemption with the struggles towards fertility. See post below from Rabbi Cohen and an article about the need for more support for infertility in the Jewish community.