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Aleph Beta: Miketz: Reversing the Sale of Joseph‏

27 Kislev 5775 – December 18, 2014
Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.

Hashem Fights Our Wars

Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.

Where And Why We Light

It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.

A Chanukah Party

If Chanukah was simply a commemoration of the miracle of the oil and Menorah, we would be hard pressed to see the connection between the reading from Parshas Nesiim and Chanukah.

Parshas Miketz

26 Kislev 5775 – December 17, 2014

Chanukah Miracles: The Candle Which Didn’t Light

25 Kislev 5775 – December 16, 2014
"Can you hear what the dead are whispering? Leave Galut, escape to Eretz Israel-Lech lecha!"

‘House of David’ Rock on Exhibit at NY Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ‘homely’ ancient rock, discovered in 1993, adds evidence of King David’s existence.

Chanukah: Guide for the Perplexed 2014

24 Kislev 5775 – December 15, 2014
Chanukah is the holiday of liberty, combining The Book (faith and dedication to God) and the sword

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Miketz

Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time

A Change In Perspective

21 Kislev 5775 – December 12, 2014
This is a recurring theme in this week’s parsha, in which there are many mistakes made based on perception.

Parshas Vayeishev: Shoe Sale

"A person should sell even the beams of his own house in order to buy shoes."

Legal Expenses

20 Kislev 5775 – December 11, 2014
"I do not owe anything," Mr. Feder replied. "However, if I must come – I will."

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

If Hashem is watching tzaddikim, why couldn’t He just save Yosef from all the suffering he was about to endure?

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Jacob was well aware that the brothers hated Joseph, yet he sent him to them anyway.

Daf Yomi

No Fault Lines ‘…His Father And Mother Were In Prison…’ (Yevamos 71b)

Illegitimacy And Innocent Lives

The child of a Jewish mother from a union with a non-Jewish father is not a mamzer.

Q & A: Arabs Circumcise At 13 (Part III)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

Hakaras Hatov Can Save Lives

And so it was that both those women whose lives had been saved in Yerushalayim only about a month earlier, were now in a Manhattan hospital with the woman who inadvertently had helped save their lives.

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