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The Art Of Scouting

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

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

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.

Jacob’s Desire To Change The Family Destiny

Jacob's response to his sons' feud reversed the actions of his youth-he sends Joseph to reconcile

I Have A Spiritual Dream

Perhaps this fulfilled the first dream, regarding Joseph’s economic domination of his brothers. However, it did not fulfill the second dream.

Asking For Advice

“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...

Miracle Oil

There is a glaring difference between the Beis Yosef’s answers.

Breaching & Provoking

Chanukah celebrates those willing to provoke the Greeks & prod the Jewish people from their slumber.

Aleph Beta: Vayeishev: Harlots & Coats & Goats, Oh My!‏

Is Vayeishev,this weeks parsha, a chapter in Genesis or an episode of Game of Throne?!

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: VaYeishev

Tamar initiates the process, opening Yehudah’s eyes to her essence; “clothes don’t make the (wo)man"

A Matter Of Perspective

The Mesilas Yesharim (Chapter 1) explains that our purpose in this world is to gain entry into the World to Come. The medium for that is Torah and mitzvos, for which one can only achieve reward in this world.

IS HIS NAME YA’AKOV, YISRAEL OR BOTH?

People have 1 name because it supposedly reflects identity. What if a person has a double identity?

Spiritual And Physical Challenges

We must re-focus our priorities & our communal resources from Jewish defense to Jewish spirituality

Parshas Vayishlach

We’re the westernmost Jewish community on the planet (!) thus always “wrapping it up” for Klal Yisroel by making the last kiddush or havdalla, lighting the last Menorah, etc.

The Merit Of Eretz Yisrael

The answer to this question can best be understood with a perspective on capitalism.

True Strength

Jewish history is the story of exile. Jacob blazed the trail for the Jews in exile.

Eras & Archers

Of course Hashem still cares for His people and can still perform miracles.

Name Changing

In any event, how do we explain the fact that Hashem changed Avraham’s name entirely but merely added another name to Yaakov’s?

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