Yosef proves he is a true leader; He is continually and fully engaged in the task of running Egypt
Though we Jews have deep obligations to all people our obligation to our fellow Jew is unique.
Exploring the connection between Pharaoh's dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.
Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.
It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.
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.
Yehuda knew if the moment isn't right or men are unwilling to listen a skilled leader bides his time
This is a recurring theme in this week’s parsha, in which there are many mistakes made based on perception.
"A person should sell even the beams of his own house in order to buy shoes."
If Hashem is watching tzaddikim, why couldn’t He just save Yosef from all the suffering he was about to endure?
Jacob was well aware that the brothers hated Joseph, yet he sent him to them anyway.
But how could there have been any validity to Yosef’s allegations?
Using Joseph's story to understand what non-prophetic communication with God could look like today
The dreams revealed their differences: The butler was active; the baker completely passive.
Yehudah, more suited to the role, became leader and not Yosef- the very public candidate for the job
Yosef is the perfect leader for a people entering exile because he understands their basic needs
The Imrei Emes explains that it is called “shalosh seudos” because it has the power to sanctify all three Shabbos meals.
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.
He knew that the way to potentially mollify Esau was to insist that he accept his gift, which he finally did.
If one converts for the sole purpose of marrying a Jew the conversion is invalid.
Yaacov returning to Yithak reconnects him with his past, reconnecting him to the legacy of Avraham.
It is difficult to remain faithful in galut, the ultimate Rorschach test for all Jewish generations
Benno Yaakov, the German Jewish commentator, posits Yaakov's limping caused Eisav's change of heart.
Rabbi Fohrman addresses "What is in a name?"
Yaakov encountering Esav is the classic source in dealing with anti-Semites littering our history