Pharaoh had no problem with emunah, but he sure didn’t trust in Hashem – he rebelled. He had emunah, but no bitachon.
Refraining from nursing from a non-Jewish woman is merely going beyond the letter of the law.
Could Judah really expect the Viceroy to grasp his subtle threats & insults when translated? He didn't.
Tzipporah is largely invisible & almost entirely silent, we hear her only when she rebukes Moshe
For the next seventeen years, every time they spoke and every time they were together, there was a certain wedge keeping them apart.
It is evident from the Gemara and from the berachah that Yaakov Avinu gave to Asher that properly honoring Shabbos is not only a great mitzvah, but sound financial advice as well.
He had always thought of Rothschild as a French citizen first and foremost.
This week closes sefer Breishit; How did we come so far from the ideal nation set up by Abraham?
It is a time of dark shadows but we can use these shadows to explore and discover our own light.
Did you ever wonder if Yosef and his brothers ever conclusively put their past friction to rest?
With short, metaphoric, speeches to his sons-wrongly called blessings-Yakov conveys his take on life
When you accept Torah and mitzvos upon yourself as an obligation, you simultaneously invest yourself with the strength to carry out the obligation.
Yakov realized there was a Divine plan all along; God did not inflict suffering on him for no reason
"Jews" are the descendants of "Yehudah" whose comes from "Todah" meaning thanks. Jews give "THANKS"
The snake didn’t have an intrinsic craving for Chava. Only after he looked did he start desiring her.
Ramban says the Patriarchs were considered to be Jews, meaning they kept the Torah and all its Commandments, while living in the Land of Canaan.
Obviously, this wasn’t the first time Yaakov read Shema. He had accepted Hashem’s dominion on a daily basis for decades. But this was a new level of understanding he was only able to obtain through these powerful emotions.
Some have pointed out that the Gemara says that priyah was not an obligation until Maamad Har Sinai.
In Parshat Vayigash, we witness Judah's epic monologue to Joseph change the course of history --