Tackling the story of Sale of Joseph & learning how to reconcile relationships with those we love
Mixed with the signals sent & received, some are ignored, most blatantly, Dinah's "Going Out."
Earlier in history, the Beis HaMikdash had been the center of life, the pride of every Jew.
Before the Holocaust our family in Hungary had nearly 90 rabbis; after, my father alone survived
As is evident from the Rambam, when one lights Chanukah candles higher than 20 amos it is not considered a ner Chanukah at all.
Yosef’s tale illustrates that "clothes don't make the man"
Hanukah Cheer from David Herman, Jerusalem's troubadour.
The 10 year reign of Shlomtzion, one of only 2 women to rule over Judea, was peaceful & prosperous
The great Jewish mistake was thinking the more we became like others, the more accepted we'd become
Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”
How apropos that the letter Ayin, with a numerical value of seventy, is associated with the month of Teves.
Yehuda, in an act of moral courage, readily admits his sin.
Although the word melacha is translated as work, in reference to Shabbos it connotes something entirely different.
We traced her family history and discovered that she is actually Jewish. She was so excited.
By thanking G-d for His kindnesses & by saying “thank you” we can acquire the attribute of gratitude
Jacob's response to his sons' feud reversed the actions of his youth-he sends Joseph to reconcile
Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)
Perhaps this fulfilled the first dream, regarding Joseph’s economic domination of his brothers. However, it did not fulfill the second dream.
“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”
The Impropriety Of Flattery ‘They Flattered King Agrippas’ (Sotah 41b)
“These are the chronicles of Yaakov: Yosef was seventeen years old, and he watched his brothers.” – Bereishis 37:2 At the age of seventeen, Yosef...
"This doesn't seem right," Chaim's mother said. "I'm going to have to check with the bakery." She put that doughnut aside and took a different flavor.
There is a glaring difference between the Beis Yosef’s answers.
Hanukah reminds us of the challenges in Galus. How we understand & react to Galus defines us as Jews