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...
There is a glaring difference between the Beis Yosef’s answers.
Chanukah celebrates those willing to provoke the Greeks & prod the Jewish people from their slumber.
Is Vayeishev,this weeks parsha, a chapter in Genesis or an episode of Game of Throne?!
Tamar initiates the process, opening Yehudah’s eyes to her essence; “clothes don’t make the (wo)man"
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.
People have 1 name because it supposedly reflects identity. What if a person has a double identity?
We must re-focus our priorities & our communal resources from Jewish defense to Jewish spirituality
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 answer to this question can best be understood with a perspective on capitalism.
Jewish history is the story of exile. Jacob blazed the trail for the Jews in exile.
Of course Hashem still cares for His people and can still perform miracles.
In any event, how do we explain the fact that Hashem changed Avraham’s name entirely but merely added another name to Yaakov’s?