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Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Fly High!

We now have risen to an even higher world, and our perspective of the world is getting clearer.

Back Against The Wall

It was only Yehuda who stepped forward to protect Binyamin because he had committed himself to the cause.

What’s Your Currency?

If we didn’t understand the implications of the moment, or if we didn’t view them as monumental, they would pass as any other of millions of events we live through.

Incinerated Coupons Part II

There is also another distinguishing factor to consider. In all the above cases, the item is inherently of value only to one person.

Krias Shema, Now?

Since Yaakov was in the middle of the first pasuk of Krias Shema he was unable to interrupt himself, even to inquire about the wellbeing of his son the king.

Vayigash: The Epic Confrontation Between Judah and Joseph

In this week's parsha, Judah offers to sacrifice himself instead of Benjamin, because Jacob's soul is bound up in the soul of Benjamin. Where do we see the same language used centuries later?

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Vayigash: Party Sacrifice of Peace

Before Jacob, animal sacrifices were completely consumed by fire. When he learned Yosef was alive, he offered a different type of sacrifice, the Shelamim, which is partially burnt and partially eaten

The Foundation Stone: Parshat Vayigash

Could Judah REALLY expect the Viceroy to grasp his subtle threats and insults when translated? He didn't.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayigash: Yosef‘s Invitation in to Exile

Yosef wanting to see his father Yakov again is understandable. Perhaps Yosef could not have left Egypt to do so. But did Yosef’s desire to see him justify making his father leave Israel for Egypt?

“You Want It Brighter? We’ll Light The Flame!”

Am Yisroel exists to bring light, healing and peace to the world.

Thankful For My Dreams

The man before whom the brothers bowed was no longer the youthful dreamer. The reinterpreted Joseph dreampt no longer about himself, the dreams were now about something beyond the dreamer

Are Women Obligated To Say Hallel On Chanukah?

The mitzvah to recite Hallel that Chazal instituted regarding Chanukah was in fact a direct result of the miracle of Chanukah; however, its essence is not to publicize the miracle but rather to give thanks for the miracle.

AlephBeta: Parshat Miketz: Why Didn’t Joseph Write Home?

Rabbi Fohrman will help us look at the story through Joseph's eyes, and explore the possibility that Joseph assumed his father was in on the plot, explaining why he never wrote home.

Hashem Fights Our Wars

The actual event for which we give thanksgiving and sing Hallel is the salvation of the Jewish people.

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Miketz: Joseph, Social Economist

A balanced economic policy seems to have been exactly what Egypt needed and Joseph's policies insured that Egypt survived the famine.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Miketz: Yosef’s Descent

We generally assume that Yosef, as a victim of cruelty and not its perpetrator, had nothing to regret. Yet a careful reading shows he had a significant role in creating the tension with his brothers

Shabbos Mevorchim Teves

Yiras Hashem (fear of Hashem), a lofty objective we continuously strive to achieve, transforms the negative element of Teves into positive, spiritual fulfillment.

Parshat Vayeishev

Leaders often find themselves with down time and time that the are down.

Living Like A Rock

Why does Rashi feel we need a mashol to understand this concept?

Parshas Vayeishev – Chanukkah

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukkah!

Vayeishev: Who Really Sold Joseph?

This week's parsha course unravels the sale of Joseph and discusses the implications "blame." Where does responsibility begin? And most importantly, how do I make moral decisions?

Chanukah And The Home

Tosafos points out that this answer is not fully satisfactory since there are other mitzvos, such as affixing a mezuzah, that require having a house.

The Dream in the Flame

Like Yosef, the Chashmonaim were dreamers. Chanukah is the story of dreamers: defeating a mighty army, recapturing and rededicating the Temple, finding a single jar of ritually pure oil in the rubble

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayeshev: The Rhymes and Rhythms of Biblical History

How could Ya’akov make the same 'mistake' as his father, to favor one child over another after all the troubles that plagued him resulting from Yitzchak favoring Esav?

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