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Parshat Mikeitz

This ability to remain calm under pressure and continue to see the situation clearly is a hallmark of Yehuda’s leadership.

Joseph and the Brotherhood of Man

Yosef proves he is a true leader; He is continually and fully engaged in the task of running Egypt

Why Are We Called Yehudim?

Though we Jews have deep obligations to all people our obligation to our fellow Jew is unique.

Aleph Beta: Miketz: Reversing the Sale of Joseph‏

Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.

Hashem Fights Our Wars

Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.

Where And Why We Light

It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.

A Chanukah Party

If Chanukah was simply a commemoration of the miracle of the oil and Menorah, we would be hard pressed to see the connection between the reading from Parshas Nesiim and Chanukah.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Miketz

Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time

A Change In Perspective

This is a recurring theme in this week’s parsha, in which there are many mistakes made based on perception.

Parshas Vayeishev: Shoe Sale

"A person should sell even the beams of his own house in order to buy shoes."

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

If Hashem is watching tzaddikim, why couldn’t He just save Yosef from all the suffering he was about to endure?

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Jacob was well aware that the brothers hated Joseph, yet he sent him to them anyway.

Yosef’s Allegations

But how could there have been any validity to Yosef’s allegations?

Vayeishev: Does God Speak To Us Today?‏

Using Joseph's story to understand what non-prophetic communication with God could look like today

Good Things Happen When People Act

The dreams revealed their differences: The butler was active; the baker completely passive.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayishev

Yehudah, more suited to the role, became leader and not Yosef- the very public candidate for the job

The King and the Court Jew

Yosef is the perfect leader for a people entering exile because he understands their basic needs

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – “Shalehshudes”

The Imrei Emes explains that it is called “shalosh seudos” because it has the power to sanctify all three Shabbos meals.

The Merit Of Eretz Yisrael

If a man owns a successful small business, he might do a million dollars a year in sales. But that is the gross revenue, not the amount he takes home.

The Epic Battle

He knew that the way to potentially mollify Esau was to insist that he accept his gift, which he finally did.

Were Shimon And Levi Justified?

If one converts for the sole purpose of marrying a Jew the conversion is invalid.

The Road to Seir

Yaacov returning to Yithak reconnects him with his past, reconnecting him to the legacy of Avraham.

‘I Have Lived With Laban’: Our Galut in the Secular World

It is difficult to remain faithful in galut, the ultimate Rorschach test for all Jewish generations

Achieving Change

Benno Yaakov, the German Jewish commentator, posits Yaakov's limping caused Eisav's change of heart.

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