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Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayishev

18 Kislev 5775 – December 10, 2014
Yehudah, more suited to the role, became leader and not Yosef- the very public candidate for the job

The King and the Court Jew

18 Kislev 5775 – December 9, 2014
Yosef is the perfect leader for a people entering exile because he understands their basic needs

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – “Shalehshudes”

14 Kislev 5775 – December 5, 2014
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

13 Kislev 5775 – December 4, 2014
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.

Vayishlach: A Call for Violence/Teaching Jews Defense

11 Kislev 5775 – December 3, 2014
Yaakov encountering Esav is the classic source in dealing with anti-Semites littering our history

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayishlach

By the time Yaakov becomes Yisrael, however, his worldview has changed dramatically.

Parshas Vayeitzei: Sincere And Everlasting

7 Kislev 5775 – November 28, 2014
A person who truly feels that everything is a blessing from G-d will count his blessings and realize just how much he has.


Yaacov returns the stolen blessing of material wealth and physical might to Esav

What’s In A Name?

6 Kislev 5775 – November 27, 2014
The Jew, from the perspective of the name Yaakov, is dependent on the non-Jewish world. This can be seen today in the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States

Reciting Shema Before Tefillah

Rashi in Shabbos 9b writes that the reason why the tefillah of Ma’ariv is a reshus is because it was instituted corresponding to the burning of the eimurim from the korbanos – which was performed at night.

I Need Needs

It almost sounds as if Hashem is saying, “I have to keep Yaakov from getting too comfortable; otherwise he will forget Me. I can’t promise him sustenance because then he won’t need Me. He won’t write. He won’t call. He won’t love Me anymore.”

Jacob Meets Rachel: Tears Of Joy, Sadness

Jacob cries, overcome by the knowledge that his great love for Rachel will end in unbearable pain.

Vayeitzei: Understanding Rachel’s World‏

There's a perfect mirror between Jacob running away from Esav to when he reunites with his brother.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayetzeh

4 Kislev 5775 – November 26, 2014
Yitzhak called you Esav and you answered him, then he called you Yaakov and you also answered him!”

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