In this week’s parsha, Parshas Mishpatim, the grandeur of Matan Torah continues with a myriad of mitzvos, mostly bein adam l’chaveiro, given to the nation, which will form the foundation of Jewish society.
Both in l
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Yisro, the purpose of Yetzias Mitzrayim (the Exodus from Egypt) comes to fruition. When Hashem promised Moshe the people would be physically freed from the Egyptian bondage, He further pr
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Beshalach, the Bnei Yisrael miraculously cross the Reed Sea on damp land, witness the Egyptians drowning in the sea waters behind them, sing songs of praise and thanks to G-d for the salvat
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Bo, after hundreds of years in Egypt, the Israelites leave their country of bondage, marching to a hopeful future.
With the final three plagues outlined in the parsha - arbeh/locusts, ch
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Shemos, a new chapter in the long history of our people commences. While the book of Bereishis focused on the individual and personal lives of our founding fathers and mothers - their bar
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Vayechi, the book of Bereishis comes to a close, as Yaakov and his family have settled in Goshen, Egypt, with Yosef the viceroy as the provider of life.
Prior to his death, at the age of
In this week's parsha, Parshas Vayigash, after twenty-two long and painful years of separation, Yosef and his family are reunited. From slave boy to viceroy, from hated to revered, from Canaan to Egypt, Yosef’s dreams
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Mikeitz, the story of Yosef continues. After being sold at the age of seventeen, bought by Potiphar the chief executioner of Pharaoh (see Onkelos to Bereishis 39:1), then languishing in p
In this week’s parsha, Parshas Vayeishev, seventeen year old Yosef, the beloved son of Yaakov Avinu and Rachel Imainu (who died in last week’s parsha), begins to dream of greatness. He dreams of his brothers sheaves