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Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
Yaakov Avinu spent the final seventeen years of his life in Mitzrayim. While there he lived in peace for the first time in many years and remained in that state for the rest of his life. Near the end of his days he called in his beloved son Yosef and made an impassioned request: “Please do not bury me in Mitzrayim.”

Life Is Like A Video Game

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
For most of his life, Yaakov Avinu suffered tests, trials and tribulations. It seems his days were spent moving from adversity to crisis. Clearly he didn’t have it easy, and the suffering took its toll.

Beis HaMikdash – Spiritual Power Source

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
The Bach, commenting on Tur Shulchan Aruch, explains that the decrees of the Yivanim against the Jewish people occurred because the Jewish people became “lax in their service.”

Living Like A Rock

20 Kislev 5772 – December 15, 2011
Rashi tells us that after the Torah described the life of Eisav in an abbreviated manner, it then told over the events of the life of Yaakov in full detail.

Accomplice To Evil

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
Shechem, the son of Chamor, set his sights on Dina. He carefully laid a trap to entice her out of her tent, and then kidnapped and defiled her. When Yaakov and his sons heard what had been done, “they were extremely distressed . . . [and said] ‘So shall not be done!’ ”

The Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

9 Kislev 5772 – December 4, 2011
When Yaakov met Rachel at the well, he experienced conflicting emotions. He felt tremendous joy at having finally met his bashert, yet he raised his voice and cried.

The Middos Are The Man

20 Heshvan 5772 – November 17, 2011
Eliezer, the faithful servant of Avraham, was charged with finding a wife for Yitzchak. Knowing full well the gravity of his mission, he also recognized its difficulty. The woman he would choose was to be the mother of the Je

An Act That Echoes Through Time

15 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
Avraham Avinu was commanded with a supreme test, and one of the greatest challenges ever presented to man: “Take your son, your only son, the son that you love…”

The Five-Star Hotel Called Life

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
When Avraham Avinu was informed that his nephew Lot was captured, he waged war against the combined armies of the four kings. Miraculously, he was victorious and freed Lot.

Bitachon And Effort: Finding The Balance

29 Tishri 5772 – October 26, 2011
Hashem appeared to Noach and told him the world had turned to wicked ways and was to be destroyed by a deluge. Hashem commanded Noach to build a teivah, an ark, so that he and his family would be saved.

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