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Are Women Obligated To Say Hallel On Chanukah?

1 Tevet 5777 – December 29, 2016
The mitzvah to recite Hallel that Chazal instituted regarding Chanukah was in fact a direct result of the miracle of Chanukah; however, its essence is not to publicize the miracle but rather to give thanks for the miracle.

AlephBeta: Parshat Miketz: Why Didn’t Joseph Write Home?

Rabbi Fohrman will help us look at the story through Joseph's eyes, and explore the possibility that Joseph assumed his father was in on the plot, explaining why he never wrote home.

Hashem Fights Our Wars

The actual event for which we give thanksgiving and sing Hallel is the salvation of the Jewish people.

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Miketz: Joseph, Social Economist

28 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
A balanced economic policy seems to have been exactly what Egypt needed and Joseph's policies insured that Egypt survived the famine.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Miketz: Yosef’s Descent

28 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
We generally assume that Yosef, as a victim of cruelty and not its perpetrator, had nothing to regret. Yet a careful reading shows he had a significant role in creating the tension with his brothers

Shabbos Mevorchim Teves

24 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
Yiras Hashem (fear of Hashem), a lofty objective we continuously strive to achieve, transforms the negative element of Teves into positive, spiritual fulfillment.

Parshat Vayeishev

Leaders often find themselves with down time and time that the are down.

Living Like A Rock

Why does Rashi feel we need a mashol to understand this concept?

Parshas Vayeishev – Chanukkah

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukkah!

Vayeishev: Who Really Sold Joseph?

23 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
This week's parsha course unravels the sale of Joseph and discusses the implications "blame." Where does responsibility begin? And most importantly, how do I make moral decisions?

Chanukah And The Home

Tosafos points out that this answer is not fully satisfactory since there are other mitzvos, such as affixing a mezuzah, that require having a house.

The Dream in the Flame

Like Yosef, the Chashmonaim were dreamers. Chanukah is the story of dreamers: defeating a mighty army, recapturing and rededicating the Temple, finding a single jar of ritually pure oil in the rubble

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayeshev: The Rhymes and Rhythms of Biblical History

21 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
How could Ya’akov make the same 'mistake' as his father, to favor one child over another after all the troubles that plagued him resulting from Yitzchak favoring Esav?

And Jacob Was Left Alone… Lessons from Parshat Vayishlach

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
What is the hint in this week's parsha?

Aleph Beta: Vayishlach: Becoming a Person of Integrity

How do we reconcile Jacob's behavior, tricking his brother and lying to his father, with our vision of Yaakov as an ish emet, a man of truth?

Esav’s Lost Opportunity

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
In Esav's world, thoughts follow action. Do first, think second.

Refined Liquid & Refracted Light

Firstly, why did Hashem communicate His loving Presence specifically with oil instead of anywhere else along the way?

Killing Out Shechem

The Ramban adds that although Yaakov knew that when his sons told Shechem and Chamor to circumcise the entire city that they were not intending on actually marrying in with this city.

The Isaac Covenant – Part II – A time for Renewed Jewish Pride

Though Hashem's incredible gift of the State of Israel (despite its flaws), we have truly entered into a new level of interaction with and relationship to the world around us-- "The Isaac Covenant.”

The Foundation Stone: Parshas Vayishlach: Powerless Power

Jacob's power was powerless until it was used to empower his children. Talmud's great power to nurture complex thinking is powerless until it is used to empower us to think, question, and challenge

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