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 --
Was it not obvious that these dreams foretold the wine-bearer’s reinstatement and the baker’s execution?
Utilizing the hidden light of Chanukah, we can defeat Islam and Yishmael.
Both Yehudah & Yehudah HaMaccabee were aware of their missions challenges, yet, they went forward
Payment on the covenant began that fateful day Jacob sent Joseph from the valley of Hebron to search for his brothers.
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.
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"
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.
Jacob's response to his sons' feud reversed the actions of his youth-he sends Joseph to reconcile
Perhaps this fulfilled the first dream, regarding Joseph’s economic domination of his brothers. However, it did not fulfill the second dream.
“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...