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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayigash: Too Much for Me, Too Much for You

6 Tevet 5776 – December 18, 2015
Yakov realized there was a Divine plan all along; God did not inflict suffering on him for no reason

The People Who Give Thanks

"Jews" are the descendants of "Yehudah" whose comes from "Todah" meaning thanks. Jews give "THANKS"

Snake Eyes

6 Tevet 5776 – December 17, 2015
The snake didn’t have an intrinsic craving for Chava. Only after he looked did he start desiring her.

Look Before You Leap

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.

Locking In The Moment

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.

Yosef’s Proof

Some have pointed out that the Gemara says that priyah was not an obligation until Maamad Har Sinai.

Aleph Beta: Vayigash: A Speech That Turns The Tide

In Parshat Vayigash, we witness Judah's epic monologue to Joseph change the course of history --

Parashat Miketz: The Wine-Bearer and the Baker

30 Kislev 5776 – December 11, 2015
Was it not obvious that these dreams foretold the wine-bearer’s reinstatement and the baker’s execution?

Islam And Chanukah

Utilizing the hidden light of Chanukah, we can defeat Islam and Yishmael.

Acting Even If Unsure Of The Outcome

Both Yehudah & Yehudah HaMaccabee were aware of their missions challenges, yet, they went forward

The Art Of Scouting

29 Kislev 5776 – December 10, 2015
Payment on the covenant began that fateful day Jacob sent Joseph from the valley of Hebron to search for his brothers.

Aleph Beta: Miketz: Hello From The Other Side‏

Tackling the story of Sale of Joseph & learning how to reconcile relationships with those we love

Becoming Receivers

Mixed with the signals sent & received, some are ignored, most blatantly, Dinah's "Going Out."

Beis HaMikdash – Spiritual Power Source

Earlier in history, the Beis HaMikdash had been the center of life, the pride of every Jew.

Attaining Chanukah Candles At All Costs

28 Kislev 5776 – December 9, 2015
As is evident from the Rambam, when one lights Chanukah candles higher than 20 amos it is not considered a ner Chanukah at all.

The Clothing and Unclothing of Yosef

Yosef’s tale illustrates that "clothes don't make the man"

Shabbos Mevorchim Teves

23 Kislev 5776 – December 4, 2015
How apropos that the letter Ayin, with a numerical value of seventy, is associated with the month of Teves.

Parshat Vayeishev

Yehuda, in an act of moral courage, readily admits his sin.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – Thirty-Nine

Although the word melacha is translated as work, in reference to Shabbos it connotes something entirely different.

Judaism In The Most Obscure Places

We traced her family history and discovered that she is actually Jewish. She was so excited.

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